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Researchers have found that passive smoking can increase the risk of cervical cancer by nearly the same amount as active smoking and roughly double that of no smoke exposure. Two studies revealed varied results and researchers believe that the true figure is somewhere in the middle. They want more research done to more accurately ascertain the risks of cervical cancer associated to passive smoking. In 1963, the cervical cancer risk increased by 2.1times in passive smokers and 2.6 times in active smokers compared to those with no smoke exposure. In 1975, the cervical cancer risk increased by 1.4 times in passive smokers and 1.7 times in active smokers compared to those with no smoke exposure.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Cancer Page - Reuters Health
About: Cervical cancer risk roughly doubled with passive smoking
Date: 21 January 2005
Source: Cancer Page - Reuters Health
Author: Anthony J. Brown
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