Preventive Education
Cigarette Related Cancers

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body.

Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body, including the:

  • Mouth, nose, and throat
  • Larynx
  • Trachea
  • Esophagus
  • Lungs
  • Stomach
  • Pancreas
  • Liver
  • Kidneys and ureters
  • Bladder
  • Colon and rectum
  • Cervix
  • Bone marrow and blood (leukemia)

Women smokers with breast cancer and men with prostate cancer who smoke may be more likely to die from these diseases than nonsmokers.

Smokeless tobacco also causes cancer, including cancers of the

  • Esophagus
  • Mouth and throat
  • Pancreas
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