Increased Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer in Arizona: A Comprehensive 15-Year Analysis of the Arizona Cancer Registry

  • Nfonsam V
  • Ryan M V
  • Eric Ohlson D
N/ACitations
Citations of this article
7Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate and analyze the incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer in Arizona, using the Arizona Cancer Registry. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of patients with colorectal cancer reported in the Arizona Cancer Registry from 1995-2010. Outcome measure: incidence of CRC in patients younger than 50 years. RESULTS 39,623 cases of colorectal cancer were reported to the Arizona Cancer Registry during a period of 15 years. Overall, there was a 17% decrease in the incidence of CRC. However, there was a 23% increase in incidence among patients in the age group 10-50. During the same time period, 15% and 41% increase in the incidence of colon and rectal cancer was observed, respectively. The most significant increase (102%) in overall CRC incidence was seen in the age group 10-29. The highest increase (110%) in incidence of colon cancer was observed in the same age group, while the most significant increase in incidence rates (225%) of rectal cancer was seen in the age group 30-34. CONCLUSION Although there is an overall decrease in incidence of colorectal cancer in Arizona, alarming increase in incidence of early-onset CRC was observed; mirroring the national trends.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Nfonsam, V. N., Ryan M, V. P., & Eric Ohlson, D. (2015). Increased Incidence of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer in Arizona: A Comprehensive 15-Year Analysis of the Arizona Cancer Registry. Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System, 05(05). https://doi.org/10.4172/2161-069x.1000345

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free