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Br J Cancer. 2000 Jun;82(11):1860-2.

Menopause and colorectal cancer.

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  • 1Servizio di Epidemiologia, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico, Aviano (PN), Italy.

Abstract

Post-menopausal women who have never used hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of colon, but not rectal, cancer than do premenopausal women of the same age, socio-cultural class and dietary habits. Such risk increase seems to last about 10 years and to be restricted to lean women, a group who have lower levels of oestradiol after ovarian function ceases after menopause.

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10839302
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PMC2363225
DOI:
10.1054/bjoc.1999.1084
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