360° Coverage : Smoking after cancer diagnosis ups death risk: study

2 Updates

Smoking after cancer diagnosis ups death risk: study

Dec 7 2013, 12:42am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said.

Washington, Dec 7 — Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said. The new research, published...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

38 weeks ago

Smoking after cancer diagnosis ups death risk: study

Dec 7 2013, 12:42am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 7 (IANS) Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said.

Washington, Dec 7 — Men who continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer have an increased risk of death compared with those who quit smoking, US researchers said.

The new research, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, Friday showed it is not too late to stop smoking after cancer diagnosis, reported Xinhua.

They used data from a study investigating the association between lifestyle characteristics and risk of cancer among middle-aged and older men in Shanghai, China. Between 1986 and 1989, over 18,000 men aged 45 to 64 were enrolled in the study.

They determined more than 1,600 participants had developed cancer by 2010. Of these participants, 340 were non-smokers, 545 quit smoking before their cancer diagnosis, and 747 were smokers at diagnosis.

Of the 747 smokers at diagnosis, 214 quit after diagnosis, 197 continued smoking consistently, and the remaining 336 smoked intermittently.

Compared with men who did not smoke after a cancer diagnosis, those who smoked after diagnosis had a 59 percent increase in risk of death from all causes, after adjusting for factors including age, cancer site, and treatment type, the researchers said.

When limited to men who were smokers at diagnosis, those who continued smoking after diagnosis had a 76 percent increase in risk of death from all causes compared with those who quit smoking after a diagnosis, they said.

When cancer patients who continued smoking after diagnosis were compared with cancer patients who quit smoking after diagnosis, the risk of death varied with different cancer organ sites: risk of death increased by 2.95-fold for bladder cancer patients who continued smoking, 2.36-fold for lung cancer patients who continued smoking, and 2.31-fold for colorectal cancer patients who continued smoking.

"Many cancer patients and their health care providers assume that it is not worth the effort to stop smoking at a time when the damage from smoking has already been done, considering these patients have been diagnosed with cancer," study author Li Tao, an epidemiologist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California in Fremont, said.

"Our study provides evidence of the impact of post diagnosis smoking on survival after cancer, and assists in addressing the critical issue of tobacco control in cancer survivorship," she said.

Tao said that only a fraction of cancer patients who are smokers at diagnosis receive formal smoking cessation counselling from their physicians or health care providers at the time of diagnosis and treatment, and that less than half of these patients eventually quit smoking after the diagnosis.

"Therefore, there is considerable room for improvement with regard to tobacco control in the post diagnosis setting for the growing population of cancer survivors," she added.

--Indo-Asian news Service

pr/rd

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Are Oncologists Recommending The Best Treatments For Patients?

Aug 7 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

Medical bias comes in many forms. For the past couple of weeks, Dr. Robert Pearl has exposed conflicts of interest in medical research and radiation therapy. This week, he sets his sights to the economic motivations behind doctors buying and reselling drugs t ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment
Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday.
 
 
Japan to aid connectivity upgrade in northeast India
Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) India and Japan Monday decided to strengthen cooperation for improving connectivity and socio-economic development in northeastern states of India.
 
 
Three Ebola cases recorded in Nigeria oil hub
Abuja, Sep 1 (IANS) At least three cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been recorded in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, where a fatality was confirmed last week, the country's Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said here Monday.
 
 
India, Japan to elevate strategic partnership
Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said relations with Japan were of the "highest priority" for his government and announced a slew of initiatives, including turning the strategic partnership into a "special" partnership and a fast-track channel for Japanese investors.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

13 killed in Baghdad bomb blasts
Baghdad, Sep 2 (IANS) As many as 13 people have been killed in two explosions in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday, a police source said. Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs exploded in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Rebels, Syrian forces clash near Golan Heights
Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Islamic rebels clashed with the Syrian forces near Israeli-controlled Golan Heights Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The observatory, in a statement, said that fighting...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Kelly Brook suffered second miscarriage
London, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook has revealed that she suffered a second miscarriage while dating Thom Evans. The 34-year-old and the former rugby star lost their first child May 6, 2011 when Brook gave...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Russia may retaliate against fresh EU sanctions
Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Russia will take retaliatory measures to defend its legitimate interests if the European Union imposes new sanctions over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, the country's foreign ministry said...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Britney Spears looking forward to dating
Britney Spears is looking forward dating again. The 32-year-old singer admitted during her 'Piece of Me' show at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas yesterday (08.31.14) that she's excited about meeting someone new...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lindsay Lohan seeks hypnosis to quit smoking
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been undergoing hypnotherapy to help her give up smoking. The 28-year-old actress has turned to psychotherapy in the hope of kicking her nicotine addiction before she performs in 'Speed-the...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed spend $860 in sex shop
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed allegedly spent nearly $1,000 in a sex shop yesterday (08.31.14). The new couple, who have been dating for the past few months, reportedly forked out $860 on a number of erotic toys -...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Robin Williams' daughter returns to Twitter
Robin Williams' daughter has returned to Twitter. Zelda Williams posted her first tweet on the social networking site tonight (01.09.14) almost three weeks after she abandoned her account when she received abusive...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Is Miley Cyrus dating Douglas Booth?
Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus and British actor Douglas Booth are reportedly dating. The "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker was first rumoured to be romancing Booth in 2010 when they co-starred in teen drama "...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
UN chief alarmed by Israeli claim on West Bank land
United Nations, Sep 2 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday expressed alarm at the Israeli declaration of a 400 hectares area in the West bank as "state land". "The secretary-general is alarmed by yesterday's...
Read more on Politics Balla