Book Chapter

Primary prevention

F Macrae, T Lockett, J Clarke, J Emery, M Jenkins, J McNeil, A Spigelman, A Win, R Woods, G Young, N Pachter, J Zalcbeg, undefined Cancer Council Australia Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Working Party

Clinical practice guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer | Cancer Council Australia | Published : 2017


Colorectal cancer is the second most common non-skin cancer occurring in men and women in Australia, and the second most common cause of cancer death. Although mortality from the disease has been decreasing over recent decades, the incidence is still rising slowly. Many observational studies have provided evidence of dietary associations with colorectal cancer risk. A limited number of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) also support diet and lifestyle advice to reduce colorectal cancer risk. Colorectal cancer is the second most preventable cancer after lung cancer. In the adult white population in the USA, it has been estimated that 60% and 59% of colorectal cancer incidence for women a..

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