Is there a link between work-related stress and colorectal cancer?

Allan D Spigelman and Peter Dwyer
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2004.tb05970.x
Published online: 5 April 2004

The South Australian Workers Compensation Tribunal has found that stress contributed to a man’s colorectal cancer. The medical evidence for this is very limited, and the case highlights the difference between scientific and legal proof.

  • Allan D Spigelman1
  • Peter Dwyer2

  • 1 Clinical Governance Unit, Hunter Area Health Service, New Lambton, NSW.
  • 2 Maurice Byers Chambers, Sydney, NSW.



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