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Anatomical distribution of colorectal cancer over a 10 year period in a district general hospital: is there a true “rightward shift”?
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    Dear Editor

    Whilst providing useful information on the long term natural history of colorectal cancer, the article by Gomez et al[1] made some basic anatomical errors. The rectum is a clearly defined separate entity from the left colon and we feel should be considered as such when comparing incidence by anatomical site. This is clearly demonstrated by the well recognised gender difference for rectal cancer....

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