Reproductive, lifestyle, and anthropometric risk factors for cancer in elderly women.

@article{Poynter2013ReproductiveLA,
  title={Reproductive, lifestyle, and anthropometric risk factors for cancer in elderly women.},
  author={Jenny N Poynter and Maki Inoue-Choi and Julie A. Ross and David R. Jacobs and Kimberly Robien},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          681-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND With an increasing elderly population, the United States will experience an increased cancer burden in the coming years. We evaluated associations between anthropometric, lifestyle, and reproductive factors and risk of breast, ovarian, and colorectal cancer in a prospective study of postmenopausal women with a focus on diagnoses occurring among very elderly women (≥75 years). METHODS For each cancer type, we estimated associations with relevant exposures in 2 age bands (<75 vs. ≥75… CONTINUE READING

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