Investigating the impact of geographic location on colorectal cancer stage at diagnosis: a national study of the SEER cancer registry

  • Abstract

    We found that early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) is associated with decreased mortality and potential avoidance of chemotherapy. CRC screening rates are lower in rural communities and patient outcomes are poorer. This study examined the extent to which United States’ rural residents present at a more advanced stage of CRC compared to nonrural residents.

  • Authors:

    Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Wong KM, Evans DV

  • Journal/Publisher:

    The Journal of Rural Health

  • Edition:

    Aug 2019.

  • Link to Article

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  • Citation:

    Andrilla CHA, Moore TE, Wong KM, Evans DV. Investigating the Impact of Geographic Location on Colorectal Cancer Stage at Diagnosis: A National Study of the SEER Cancer Registry. The Journal of Rural Health. Aug 2019

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