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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HEALTH ALERT: Tobacco causing 50 per cent neck cancer - Study!

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IANS / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 21, 2011.

Tobacco consumption is causing nearly half of head and neck cancers in the country, a study by a Delhi-based cancer research centre said.

“Nearly 50 per cent of head and neck cancers are caused by the use of tobacco. This is contrary to the popular belief that consumption of tobacco only causes oral and lung cancer,” said the study by Delhi’s Dharamshila Hospital and Research Centre.

A total of 915 cases registered and operated under surgical oncology (head and neck) from 2000 to 2010 were considered.

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