Cigarette smoking implicated in half of bladder cancers in women – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study using data from more than 450,000 participants confirms bladder cancer risk from smoking is higher than previously estimated. Dr. Neal Freedman, at the NIH is the study author.
Freedman: We also found that 50 percent of bladder cancer could be attributed to cigarette smoking where as in previous studies in women it was about 20-30 percent. Previous studies were performed in populations where women didn't smoke as much. But in the US, women and men smoke similar amounts and we think this is why in our study the amount of bladder cancer attributed to smoking was higher.Narrator: For more on the study, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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