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Increasing Incidence of Colorectal Cancer, Starting at a Younger Age for Rectal Compared to Colon Cancer in Brunei Darussalam
- Chong, Vui Heng (Department of Medicine, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital) ;
- Telisinghe, Pemasari Upali (Department of Pathology, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital) ;
- Bickle, Ian (Department of Surgery, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital) ;
- Abdullah, Muhamad Syafiq (Department of Medicine, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital) ;
- Lim, Ediwn (Department of Pathology, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital) ;
- Chong, Chee Fui (Department of Surgery, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital)
- Published : 2015.07.13
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common gastrointestinal malignancy and is a significant cause of mortality. Its incidence is generally increasing in Asia. Reports from the West have indicated that the incidence of rectal cancer is increasing in the younger population. This study assessed the time trend of CRC in Brunei Darussalam specifically assessing the different age groups at which the incidences start to increase. Materials and Methods: The National Cancer registry was reviewed (1991 to 2014). The age standardized rate (ASR) and the age specific incidence rates (ASIRs) for three time periods (1991-1998), (1999-2006) and (2007-2014) were calculated. Results: The mean age of diagnosis was
Rectal cancer;colorectal neoplasms;time trend;incidence;Brunei Darussalam
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