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World J Gastroenterol. Jul 28, 2010; 16(28): 3475-3477
Published online Jul 28, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i28.3475
Colorectal cancer and pollution
AM El-Tawil
AM El-Tawil, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TH, United Kingdom
Author contributions: El-Tawil AM is entirely responsible for this article from conception to writing.
Correspondence to: AM El-Tawil, MSc, MRCS, PhD, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Birmingham, East Corridor, Ground floor, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TH, United Kingdom. atawil20052003@yahoo.co.uk
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Received: March 26, 2010
Revised: April 21, 2010
Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published online: July 28, 2010

The incidence of colorectal carcinoma is increasing in young patients, in contrast to the well established wisdom that it is exclusively diagnosed in patients older than 40 years. In this survey, we examined all possible risk factors, and we recommend a number of measures for early detection in young patients who are at risk of developing this malignant tumor.

Keywords: Colorectal adenocarcinoma, Food contamination, Pesticides, Young patients, Free radicals