Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

Italian researchers recently reported that smoking cigarettes ups the the risk of getting colorectal cancer by 18 percent and the risk of malignancy by about 25 percent.

This study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (December 17, 2008).

Smoking cigarettes does a lot of damage to your body.

Organs that have direct contact with carcinogens from smoking are more likely to become affected by cancer. These organs include: lungs, throat, larynx, oropharynx, and the upper digestive tract. Organs that have indirect exposure to carcinogen from smoking include: pancreas, bladder, cervix, kidneys, rectum and colon. These organs also have an increased chance of becoming affected by cancer.

smelly ciggy“Smoking is significantly associated with colorectal cancer incidence and mortality,” said the study’s lead author, Edoardo Botteri, a biostatistician in the division of epidemiology and biostatistics at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy.

Read more about it at HealthDay News

3 thoughts on “Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk

  1. natashaclarck

    Colon cancer is also added to the long list of cancers caused by smoking. Any way, with or without a relationship to colorectal cancer, the message is to stay away from all forms of tobacco.

  2. notobaccocampaign

    Smoking has a lot of diseases as a result. It really is not helpful in the first place. It is important to quit early to cut-off the habit. Let us support World No Tobacco Day.
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