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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Women Smokers Prone to Skin Cancer

Health Articles - A smoker has a risk of experiencing health problems Sell Squamous Carcinoma (SCC), one of the health problems of non-melanoma skin cancer. In fact, the risk is doubled in women who have the habit of smoking at least 20 years old.

Thus the results of the study Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, which was published in Cancer Causes and Control Journal.

Women Smokers Prone to Skin Cancer

In the study, the research team involving 698 participants, consisting of patients with non-melanoma skin cancer, and who have no skin disorder at all.

They asked all the participants to answer questions about smoking history, ranging from how long have smoked, how many rods a day, and if ever smoked.

The analysis showed, women have a higher risk of skin cancer types of SCC than men. The more intense the frequency of smoking, the risk is increased. The biggest risk experienced by women who have the habit of smoking every day for 20 years or more.

SCC has a big risk of spread from one organ to another organ, such as the face, ears, and lips. In fact, if not immediately treated to destroy the nose and ears.

Dr. Dana Rollison, lead author of the study, said it is not clear why women who smoke have a greater risk of skin cancer. But the results of the study showed, women contains cancer-causing compounds, and low levels of DNA repair enzymes than men.

"Further study is needed to explain more about the differences in the effects of smoking by sex," he said.

Women smokers at risk of early menopause, at least one year earlier than women nonsmokers. Women smokers are generally menopause between the ages of 43-50 years. While non-smokers tend to postmenopausal women in the age range 46-51 years.

Conclusions derived from the analysis of a number of previous studies involving tens of thousands of women, including the results of a survey of 6,000 women in the United States, Poland, and Turkey.

The study, published in the journal Menopause did not stop the threat of an early menopause. Therefore, early menopause associated with a high risk of developing health problems such as osteoporosis and heart problems.

Jennie Kline from the Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University, New York, said that smoking is likely to affect a woman's body in controlling the production of estrogen. Smoking also contain toxins that can damage the egg cell in the ovary. "This may be the influence of menopause," he said.

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