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Cancer

17 December 2010

Hysterectomy linked to kidney cancer

A hysterectomy done for indications other than cancer may increase a woman's risk for renal cell carcinoma, a large Swedish study shows.

A hysterectomy done for indications other than cancer may increase a woman's risk for renal cell carcinoma, a large Swedish study shows.

There were about 17 yearly cancer cases per 100,000 women who'd had had their uterus removed compared to 13 among those who still had it, the researchers reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

 

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