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

Allan D Spigelman and Peter Dwyer
Med J Aust 2004; 180 (7): 339-340.
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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