Smoking associated with skin cancer

Women with non-melanoma skin cancers are more likely to have smoked cigarettes than women without skin cancer.

Study results showed that cigarette smoking was associated with non-melanoma skin cancer, and that the risk increased with the number of cigarettes per day and the total years of smoking.

The study looked at the relationship between cigarette smoking and basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

The research is published in Cancer Causes Control.

Read more at University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center