A positive correlation between smoking and colorectal cancer has been reported for men, but not for women, who began smoking in substantial numbers in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
We hypothesized that smoking acts as an initiator of colorectal neoplasia and that an association with cancer in women has been missed because of the long period between initiation and diagnosis of cancer.
Our purpose was to assess the association between smoking and risk of colorectal adenoma and colorectal cancer in women and to estimate the minimum induction period between the onset of smoking and cancer diagnosis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adénome, Côlon, Rectum, Facteur risque, Tabagisme, Etude longitudinale, Prospective, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Femelle, Homme, Tumeur bénigne, Côlon pathologie, Rectum pathologie, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adenoma, Colon, Rectum, Risk factor, Tobacco smoking, Follow up study, Prospective, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Female, Human, Benign neoplasm, Colonic disease, Rectal disease, Digestive diseases
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