Long-term breast cancer survival negatively impacted by smoking
A new study shows that smoking has a negative impact on long-term survival in breast cancer patients and quitting smoking may reduce mortality risk.
The study, published Thursday in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, consisted of 1,508 Long Island women with breast cancer who were asked about their smoking status.
Researchers found that the risk of all-cause mortality was higher among the 19 percent of women who reported smoking when they were diagnosed with breast cancer, compared to those who never smoked.
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Written by Amy Wallace for UPI.com