A study published online in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, shows female smokers more susceptible than male smokers to colon cancer. A 30-year study of 602,242 patients by the University of Tromso in Norway compared females and males, smokers and never smokers. Smoking, as a risk factor alone versus those who had never smoked, raised the risk of colon cancer in women by 20% and in men by 8%.
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