Quitting Smoking After Lung Cancer Diagnosis Improves Prognosis


A prospective cohort study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, found that quitting smoking following a lung cancer diagnosis may prevent cancer recurrence and extend life. 

Titled, “Postdiagnosis Smoking Cessation and Reduced Risk for Lung Cancer Progression and Mortality,” the study was conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Centre of Oncology in Russia.

The research team recruited 517 current adults who were current smokers when they were diagnosed with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer from 2 sites in Moscow, Russia.

At the start of the study the participants were interviewed to determine medical and lifestyle history, including tumor characteristics, and their tobacco use patterns. Each participant was followed each year for an average of 7 years in a bid to record any changes in their smoking behavior.

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Diane Caruana – Vaping Post – 2022-01-21.

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