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Smoking cessation and cancer

Robin Ghosal

in Smoking Cessation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199556250
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199556250.003.0012

Series: Oxford Respiratory Medicine Library

Smoking cessation and cancer

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• Smoking is the single biggest cause of cancer worldwide. • Smoking causes cancer in many parts of the human body. • Continued smoking after cancer diagnosis worsens survival time, quality of life and leads to more treatment complications compared to stopping smoking. • Stopping smoking can improve survival for many established cancers to the same degree as many chemotherapy regimes. • Smoking cessation should be offered to patients with cancer.

Chapter.  1848 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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