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David Schottenfeld and Joseph F. Fraumeni

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195149616

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.001.0001

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Cancers of the Small Intestine

Cancers of the Small Intestine

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(p.801) 41 Cancers of the Small Intestine
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Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
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JENNIFER L. BEEBE-DIMMER

DAVID SCHOTTENFELD

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0041

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

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