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Smoking Cessation and Continued Risk in Cancer Patients (PDQ®)
Patient Version   Health Professional Version   En español   Last Modified: 11/14/2008



Smoking as a Primary Risk Factor

Poorer Treatment Response in Cancer Patients

Smoking as a Secondary Risk Factor

Effects of a Cancer Diagnosis on Quitting Smoking and Remaining Abstinent

Smoking Intervention in Cancer Patients


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This patient summary on smoking cessation and continued risk in cancer patients is adapted from a summary written for health professionals by cancer experts. This and other credible information about cancer treatment, screening, prevention, supportive care, and ongoing clinical trials is available from the National Cancer Institute. This brief summary describes smoking and the risks that continued smoking have on cancer patients.

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