Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Cigarette smoking and Cancers

Multiple cancers have been associated with cigarette smoking. Of all cancers, cancers of the lung, oropharynx, and larynx have strongest associations. The relative risk of lung cancer in current male cigarette smokers is as high as 23.3. However, it is only 12.7 among current female smokers.
Other cancers associated with cigarette smoking include
-cervical, and
-acute myeloid leukemia.
Postmenopausal breast cancer is not associated with current cigarette use, although there may be a link with premenopausal breast cancer that has not yet been fully determined.

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