Thesis / Dissertation

The role of family history in colorectal cancer screening in East Asia

Lin Zhang, Aung Ko Win (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Background Globally, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related death. Asia has had relatively low incidence rates of colorectal cancer when compared with western countries. Over the last decade, however, occurrences have increased in many Asian countries. In East Asia, colorectal cancer incidence has been increasing over the last few decades; however, many countries are still lack of strategies on colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer screening guidelines in many Western countries use family history information when assigning people into different risk categories to recommend for frequency and intensity of screening strategies. However, the relationship betwee..

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