Smok­ing Raises Women’s Colon Can­cer Risk

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Women who smoke even a mod­er­ate num­ber of cig­a­rettes ap­pear at greater risk for de­vel­op­ing colon can­cer than men who smoke. That’s the con­clu­sion of a study look­ing at data on more than 600,000 Nor­we­gians born be­tween 1897 and 1975 led by Dr Inger Torhild Gram of the Univer­sity of Tromsø. “The find­ing that women who smoke even a mod­er­ate num­ber of cig­a­rettes daily have an in­creased risk for colon can­cer will ac­count for a sub­stan­tial num­ber of new cases be­cause colon can­cer is such a com­mon disease,” Gram said.

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