Prospective investigation of the cigarette smoking-head and neck cancer association by sex.

@article{Freedman2007ProspectiveIO,
  title={Prospective investigation of the cigarette smoking-head and neck cancer association by sex.},
  author={Neal D Freedman and Christian C Abnet and Michael F. Leitzmann and Albert R. Hollenbeck and Arthur S Schatzkin},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2007},
  volume={110 7},
  pages={1593-601}
}
BACKGROUND Men are approximately 3 times more likely to develop squamous cancers of the head and neck (oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx) than women. Very few prospective studies have examined the association between cigarette smoking and cancers of the head and neck in women, even though the rates of smoking in women are increasing rapidly worldwide. METHODS The association between cigarette smoking and head and neck cancer was investigated in 476,211 participants, aged 50-71 years, of the… CONTINUE READING
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