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.

Menopause and colorectal cancer / S. Franceschi, S. Gallus, R. Talamini, A. Tavani, E. Negri, C. La Vecchia. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF CANCER. - ISSN 0007-0920. - 82:11(2000 Jun), pp. 1860-1862.

Menopause and colorectal cancer

E. Negri;C. La Vecchia
2000-06

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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.
colonic neoplasms; confidence intervals; female; hormone replacement therapy; humans; middle aged; odds ratio; rectal neoplasms; risk factors; menopause
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