Cigarette smoking and the risk of endometrial cancer.

  title={Cigarette smoking and the risk of endometrial cancer.},
  author={Samuel M. Lesko and Lynn Rosenberg and David W Kaufman and S P Helmrich and Denis R Miller and Birgit Strom and David Schottenfeld and Neil B. Rosenshein and Robert C Knapp and J. P. Lewis},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={313 10},
Because of evidence of reduced estrogen excretion in the urine of women who smoke cigarettes and evidence linking estrogen levels to the risk of cancer of the female reproductive system, we evaluated the risk of endometrial cancer in relation to cigarette use in a hospital-based case-control study of 510 women with endometrial cancer (cases) and 727 women with other cancers (controls). The rate-ratio estimate (relative risk) for current smokers as compared with women who had never smoked was 0… CONTINUE READING
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