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Does Smoking Affect Prostate Cancer Survival and Recurrence?

admin - November 14, 2011

Everyone should quit smoking, but this information is for all the men out there:

Quit smoking now, and you may be less likely to see a recurrence in prostate cancer. In addition, you could have a better chance of survival. This HealthDay TV video (below) about a smoking and prostate cancer study points to these facts. Watch it now.

We’ve also posted this video, which we’ve entitled, Don’t Do This to Increase Your Chance of Prostate Cancer Survival, on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel.

If you do not have video capability, I’ve provided the script for you below the video.

Share this with the ones you love today, and stay healthy!


Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Here is the script of this video for your convenience:

Among men who receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer, those who don’t do this could have better odds of surviving.

Evidence has suggested that smoking may put men at higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer and dying of the disease once they have it.

In a new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers set out to learn more about the connection. They included more than 5,300 men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer over a 20-year period.

The researchers found that men who smoked when they were diagnosed were 61% more likely to die of the disease than men who had never smoked.

After their treatment, men who smoked were also more likely to show evidence that their cancer had returned compared to men who had never smoked.

However, the researchers found some good news for former smokers: Those who had quit at least ten years before they were diagnosed with cancer had a similar risk of dying of the disease or seeing it recur as men who had never smoked.

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.

[End of Script]


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