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Characteristics of Young Colorectal Cancer in Brunei Darussalam: an Epidemiologic Study of 29 Years (1986-2014)
- Koh, Kai Shing (Department of Surgery, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Telisinghe, Pemasari Upali (Department of Pathology, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Bickle, Ian (Division of Radiology, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Abdullah, Muhammad Syafiq (Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Chong, Chee Fui (Department of Surgery, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital) ;
- Chong, Vui Heng (Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, RIPAS Hospital)
- Published : 2015.04.29
Background: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common gastrointestinal cancer and the incidence is increasing. CRC is more common with increasing age, but a proportion occurs in young adults, termed young CRC. This study assessed the incidence and the demographic of young CRC in Brunei Darussalam. Materials and Methods: All histologically proven CRC between 1986 and 2014 registered with the Department of Pathology cancer registry were reviewed and data extracted for analyses. Young CRC was defined as cancer in patients aged less than 45 years. The various population groups were categorized into locals (Malays, Chinese and Indigenous) and expatriates. Results: Over the study period, there were 1,126 histologically proven CRC (mean age
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