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Colon Cancer

  • Daniel L. Feingold
  • Richard L. Whelan

Colon cancer is consistently one of the most common malignancies diagnosed in the United States and is a significant source of morbidity and mortality. An estimated 130,000 cases are diagnosed annually and roughly 57,000 patients die in the United States. Although roughly 7% of cases occur in patients younger than 50 years of age, the incidence of colon cancer in the general population increases exponentially after the fifth decade of life.

Keywords

Colon Cancer Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Lynch Syndrome Laparoscopic Colectomy Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel L. Feingold
    • 1
  • Richard L. Whelan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryColumbia University, New York—Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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