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Can smoking cause appendix cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

No, smoking cannot cause appendix cancer. Unlike other types of cancer like lung cancer, unhealthy lifestyles do not cause appendix cancer. The causes of appendix cancer are unknown, though it seems that women and people in their forties are more at risk for appendix cancer than other people.

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