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Cervical Cancer Risk Increases Significantly With Smoking

Compiled findings from 23 previous studies conducted on smoking and cancer of the cervix were just reported in the International Journal of Cancer. The report finds woman who smoke significantly increase their risk of developing cervical cancer. Also, the more cigarettes smoked per day and the younger the woman first begins smoking further increases the risk of cervical cancer. According to authors of the report, current smokers have a 60 percent greater risk of cervical cancer than women who have never smoked.

Source: International Journal of Cancer, March 15, 2006.