Making a link between childhood physical abuse and cancer

@article{FullerThomson2009MakingAL,
  title={Making a link between childhood physical abuse and cancer},
  author={Esme Fuller-Thomson and Sarah Brennenstuhl},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2009},
  volume={115}
}
Abuse in childhood is associated with many negative adult health outcomes. Only 1 study to date has found an association between childhood abuse and cancer. By using a regionally representative community sample, this preliminary study sought to investigate the association between childhood physical abuse and cancer while controlling for 3 clusters of risk factors: childhood stressors, adult health behaviors, and adult socioeconomic status. 
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