Tobacco smoking and colorectal hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps.


Colorectal adenomas and possibly some hyperplastic polyps are precursors of colorectal cancer. Tobacco use is associated in epidemiologic studies with these polyps, although links between smoking and colorectal cancer are less consistent. To characterize the role of tobacco in early colorectal carcinogenesis, we compared tobacco use among 4,383 subjects… (More)


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