Colon cancer risk is greater for women who smoke

04/30/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Smoking was associated with greater odds of developing colon cancer in both genders, but the risk was higher for women than men, according to a Norwegian study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The risk was significantly greater for those who began smoking at 16 or younger as well as those who smoked 40 years or more.

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