Tobacco smoking and colorectal hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps.

  title={Tobacco smoking and colorectal hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps.},
  author={B T Ji and Joel L. Weissfeld and Wong-Ho Chow and Wen-Yi Huang and Robert E. Schoen and Richard B Hayes},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  volume={15 5},
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 with histologically verified benign (hyperplastic or adenomatous) polyps of the distal colon (descending colon, sigmoid, and rectum) with… CONTINUE READING