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Smoking Found to Double Risk of Leukemia, Lymphoma in Women, Oxford University Study


8/10/2012 6:58:04 AM

Female smokers have a higher risk of developing leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. The risks of Hodgkin’s lymphoma and some bone marrow cancers were doubled in women who smoked about 20 cigarettes a day compared with non-smokers in research that looked at 1.3 million middle-aged women, Cancer Research U.K. said in a statement today.

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