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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-19

Iron and cancer: A review


1 Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria
2 Morbid Anatomy, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria
3 Radiation Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Enugu, Nigeria

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P M Ofordile
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences College of Medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus
Nigeria
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Iron overload constitutes a major health problem worldwide, and deserves attention. This review covers a few of the proliferating literature ranging from mechanisms of its carcinogenesis, iron-withholding defense system and its attendant risks, to suggestions of prevention and control.


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