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Peter Boyle, Nigel Gray, Jack Henningfield, John Seffrin, and Witold Zatonski

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199566655

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566655.001.0001

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Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer

Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer

(p.431) Chapter 24 Cigarette smoking and colorectal cancer

Edward Giovannucci

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews studies on the link between smoking and colorectal adenoma and cancer. The overall body of evidence indicates that colorectal cancer is a smoking-related malignancy. Two factors probably have contributed to the fact that this has not been appreciated until relatively recently. First, there appears to be a relatively long time lag between the onset of smoking and the period of risk, and second, colorectal cancers are common even in non-smokers so the population attributable risk has been moderate compared to other malignancies.

Keywords:   cigarette smoking, colorectal cancer, colorectal adenoma, cancer risk, tobacco use

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