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30 March 2011

Smoking tied to throat, stomach cancer

Smokers face an increased risk of certain types of throat and stomach cancers, even years after they quit, a new study finds.

Smokers face an increased risk of certain types of throat and stomach cancers, even years after they quit, a new study finds.

The two cancers, both known as adenocarcinomas, are relatively uncommon in Western countries. Rates elsewhere are much higher, especially in less developed countries. But in recent decades, rates of the cancers have been rising in the US and Europe - possibly related to growing rates of obesity.

 

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