Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery 2009; 22(4): 191-197
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1242458
© Thieme Medical Publishers

Colorectal Cancer Epidemiology: Incidence, Mortality, Survival, and Risk Factors

Fatima A. Haggar1 , 2 , Robin P. Boushey1
  • 1Department of Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 2School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
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Publication History

Publication Date:
06 November 2009 (online)

ABSTRACT

In this article, the incidence, mortality, and survival rates for colorectal cancer are reviewed, with attention paid to regional variations and changes over time. A concise overview of known risk factors associated with colorectal cancer is provided, including familial and hereditary factors, as well as environmental lifestyle-related risk factors such as physical inactivity, obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption.

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Fatima A Haggar, M.P.H. 

Department of Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa

501 Smyth Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1H 8L6

Email: fhaggar@ottawahospital.on.ca