Smoking Cessation Encouraged for Patients with Cancer

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Smoking cessation is very important for patients diagnosed with cancer, not only because it can negatively impact the outcome of cancer treatment, but it will help to reduce the risk of future cancers.

Smoking cessation is very important for patients diagnosed with cancer, not only because it can negatively impact the outcome of cancer treatment, but it will help to reduce the risk of future cancers, says Robert McCaffree, with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

"In addition, patients will just feel better because the cancer and the cancer treatment itself might make them feel more tired than usual," he says, adding that stopping smoking will improve pulmonary and cardiovascular health.

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