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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Smoking and Tobacco
Smoking and larynx cancer
What is the percentage of people that get larynx cancer from smoking?
There are 12,000 new cases of cancer of the larynx diagnosed each year in the United States. This occurs most often in persons over the age of 55 and it is 4 times more common in men than in women. Smokers are far more likely than nonsmokers to have this condition and the risk is even higher for smokers who drink alcohol heavily. A good reference website is provided by the National Cancer Institute at the link below. While this does not provide an exact percentage, the risk is greater in smokers than nonsmokers.
Karen L Ahijevych, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, College of Nursing
Professor, College of Public Health
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University