Menopause and colorectal cancer

S. Franceschi, S. Gallus, R. Talamini, A. Tavani, E. Negri, C. La Vecchia

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Post-menopausal women who have never used hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of colon, but not rectal, cancer than do premenopausal women of the same age, socio-cultural class and dietary habits. Such risk increase seems to last about 10 years and to be restricted to lean women, a group who have lower levels of oestradiol after ovarian function ceases after menopause. (C) 2000 Cancer Research Campaign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1860-1862
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Case-control study
  • Colon cancer
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Menopause
  • Rectal cancer
  • Weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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