Do reproductive factors influence colorectal cancer survival?

J Clin Epidemiol. 1995 Sep;48(9):1119-22. doi: 10.1016/0895-4356(95)00009-s.


During 29 years follow up of 63,090 Norwegian women, 1347 women had a diagnosed cancer of the colon or rectum. Seven hundred and fifty-five of these women (56%) subsequently died of colorectal cancer. We investigated possible relationships between reproductive history and cancer survival and found little evidence that reproductive history is of prognostic value for colorectal cancer survival.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Colorectal Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lactation
  • Menarche
  • Menopause
  • Middle Aged
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Parity
  • Reproductive History*
  • Survival Analysis