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Med Clin North Am. 2004 Nov;88(6):1655-75, xiii.

Overview of smoking and all cancers.

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  • 1Division of Hematology/Oncology, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.


Tobacco consumption has been clearly implicated in the causation of many cancer types, with irrefutable evidence to support the association in multiple organ systems. Tobacco cessation leads to reduced cancer risk and improved survival of those under treatment for their already established cancers. As understanding of the mechanisms by which tobacco products cause cancer increases, clinicians may be able to identify those at highest risk for tobacco-related malignancies and allow for more focused interventions toward risk reduction among current tobacco users. This article reviews the carcinogens present in tobacco products, the mechanisms by which tobacco causes cancer, and the various tumor types causally related to tobacco use.

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