30 June 2010

Smoking May Boost Risk of Certain Colon Cancers

Lighting up seems to cause gene mutations in older women that lead to disease, study finds

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Previous research has indicated that current and former smokers are 18 percent more likely to develop colorectal cancer than those who never smoked, according to a news release from the journal's publisher. It's not clear, however, how smoking and tumors are connected, especially at the molecular level.


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