Saturday, October 01, 2005

Smoking and prognosis in women with breast cancer

Fentiman, I. S., et al. Int'l Journ of Clinical Practice, Vol 59 Issue 9 Page 1051, September 2005
Smoking was the third most important predictor of distant relapse-free, breast cancer-specific and overall survival after stage and age at diagnosis. These results suggest that smokers are not only more likely to die of other diseases, but also have a higher mortality from breast cancer, compared with those with the disease who have never smoked. The best prognosis, however, was found in those who had given up smoking.

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