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Cancers of the Small Intestine

JENNIFER L. BEEBE-DIMMER and DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0041
Cancers of the Small Intestine

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Malignant neoplasms of the small intestine are relatively rare in the United States with an estimated 5,420 new cases diagnosed in 2005, which is less than 0.5% of the total number of new cancers diagnosed in this country. The projected number of new cases among men, 2,840, is similar to that in women, 2,580. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of cancers of the small intestine. Topics covered include classification, demographic patterns, host factors, environmental factors, and preventive measures.

Keywords: small intestine; malignant neoplasm; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  8161 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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