Navigation Links
Many people continue to smoke after being diagnosed with cancer
Date:1/22/2012

A new analysis has found that a substantial number of lung and colorectal cancer patients continue to smoke after being diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study provides valuable information on which cancer patients might need help to quit smoking.

When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, the main focus is to treat the disease. But stopping smoking after a cancer diagnosis is also important because continuing to smoke can negatively affect patients' responses to treatments, their subsequent cancer risk, and, potentially, their survival. Elyse R. Park, PhD, MPH, of the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, led a team that looked to see how many patients quit smoking around the time of a cancer diagnosis, and which smokers were most likely to quit.

The investigators determined smoking rates around the time of diagnosis and five months after diagnosis in 5,338 lung and colorectal cancer patients. At diagnosis, 39 percent of lung cancer patients and 14 percent of colorectal cancer patients were smoking; five months later, 14 percent of lung cancer patients and 9 percent of colorectal cancer patients were still smoking. These results indicate that a substantial minority of cancer patients continue to smoke after being diagnosed. Also, although lung cancer patients have higher rates of smoking at diagnosis and following diagnosis, colorectal cancer patients are less likely to quit smoking following diagnosis.

Factors and characteristics that predicted continued smoking differed by cancer type. Lung cancer patients who continued smoking tended to have Medicare or other public health insurance, have a lower body mass index, have low emotional support, not have received chemotherapy, not have had surgery, have had prior heart disease, and have smoked a high number of cigarettes per day at some point during their lives. Colorectal cancer p
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
healthnews@wiley.com
201-748-8844
Wiley-Blackwell
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Depressed people feel more gray than blue
2. Exercise Success for People Over 50: Reports of Improved Fitness, Circulation and Balance
3. Vaccine May Prevent TB in People With HIV
4. People with anxiety disorder less able to regulate response to negative emotions, study shows
5. Can mobile phones help people EatWell?
6. “Hearts and Minds” Education Program Launched: On Average, People with Mental illness Live 25 Years Less than Other Americans
7. Happy People More Likely to Try Something New
8. Board Certified Renal Specialist, Nina Kolbe, Publishes Second Edition of Kidney Health Gourmet: A Diet Guide and Kidney Friendly Recipes for People Not on Dialysis
9. Visual Cues that Improve Walking for People with Movement Disorders - Study Shows Small Change in Arrangement Can Make a Big Difference in Improvement Gained
10. Pelosi on Repealing Antitrust Exemption: Health Insurance Companies Will Now Be Playing on the Peoples Field
11. Gingrich Hosts The American Peoples Online Health Summit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... 12, 2014 The ... Vascular Devices Market by Angioplasty Balloon ... (IVUS, OCT), IVC Filter (Retrievable), Endovascular ... analyzes and studies the major market ... U.S. and Canada. , Browse 108 ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 The Security Analytics ... 2013 to $3,376.6 million by 2019, at an expected ... 2019. The challenges to counter the increasing number of ... of outdated cyber defense systems in organizations are enormous. ... and remodeling their existing architecture to develop better and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 Casinos in Australia ... competition from international and online casinos. Revenue is estimated ... five years through 2014-15. Greater per capita gambling expenditure ... services. Rises in discretionary income levels have also assisted ... non-essential items such as casino gambling services. Revenue is ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... PA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 "The second ... it’s uncomfortable and painful to wear shoes," said an inventor ... special sock that prevents this from happening. , He then ... effective way to prevent the second and big toes from ... endurance while wearing shoes. Ergonomic and easy to use, it's ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... Using and carrying around a catheter bag ... Ashland, Va., decided that there needed to be an ... conceive of our design," he said. , They then ... provides an inconspicuous way to use and carry a ... promotes comfort and peace of mind. Producible in design ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Security Analytics Market Worth $1,215.2 Million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 4
... researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found ... therapeutic treatments for obesity-related disorders, like diabetes and heart ... American Heart Association,s Scientific Session in Chicago Nov. 16. ... of cardiovascular diseases found that action by the enzyme ...
... Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. ... clogged arteries in addition to standard drug therapy seems ... diabetics with heart disease, new research finds. The ... annual meeting in Chicago, is part of a larger ...
... , TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Men who ... disease, new research suggests. The notion is based on ... a thickening of the men,s neck,s carotid artery wall. Such ... for heart disease. What,s more, the link between sleep ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Nov. 16 (HealthDay News) ... were retracted by medical journals for serious errors or faked ... U.S. researchers. In fact, U.S. scientists were responsible for ... errors, as well as for 84 of the papers retracted ...
... Three-year-old Denver resident Brianna,s favorite color was yellow and her ... At 18 months she strapped on her first pair of ... loved playing with her brother and noticed everything. ... from a cardiac arrhythmia known as Long QT Syndrome. Brianna,s ...
... 16 (HealthDay News) -- New animal research has identified a ... so-called "good" cholesterol, at least in mice. Working with ... in question -- labeled "miR-33a" -- helps to regulate cholesterol ... genes. Specifically, the sequence was found to inhibit production ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Enzyme action could be target for diabetes, heart disease treatments 2Health News:Enzyme action could be target for diabetes, heart disease treatments 3Health News:Adding Surgery to Meds May Help Diabetics With Heart Disease 2Health News:Shorter Sleep in Men Ups Risk of Heart Disease: Study 2Health News:U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study 2Health News:U.S. Scientists Commit Most Research Fraud: Study 3Health News:University of Colorado in pilot project to map defibrillators 2Health News:Scientists Find Way to Boost 'Good' Cholesterol in Mice 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  The U.S. Department of Health and ... University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center ... aimed at improving care for patients with complex cancer. ... will test a unique model developed at UH to ... significant comorbidities, or demonstrated need for high health care ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon ... in advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today announced ... Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time ... results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June ... via telephone, dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Yesterday, former Congressman Patrick ... manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg ... cutting-edge research in neurological disease and treatment. ... advocate, Garen Staglin , created One Mind, ... changes that will radically accelerate the development and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 3University Hospitals Case Medical Center Awarded $4.7 Million Grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 4Representative Patrick Kennedy visits Moberg's medical device facility to discuss improvement in brain injury care 2
... Greenville, SC, announced today that its Glucommander™ 2.0 Enterprise software ... 2 - 17. Glytec,s Glucommander was the first insulin dosing ... it is the only company to achieve specific ... company cleared to offer this technology to hospitals caring for ...
... OLATHE, Kan., May 21, 2012  BD (Becton, Dickinson and ... medical technology company, and Heart to Heart International, a ... their second joint volunteer initiative to strengthen healthcare in ... the world will build upon the progress made by ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Glytec Adds Pediatric Insulin Dosing to its IV and SubQ FDA Clearances 2BD and Heart to Heart International Collaborate on Second Volunteer Service Trip to Help Improve Healthcare in Haiti 2BD and Heart to Heart International Collaborate on Second Volunteer Service Trip to Help Improve Healthcare in Haiti 3
The CSV-1000ETDRS10% test face presents the standard ETDRS test at a contrast level of 10%. This test is widely used in clinical studies for the evaluation of refractive surgery and contact lenses....
... The CSV-1000RS test face is used ... test presents ETDRS LogMAR acuity from 20/10 ... frequency at 12 cycles/degree. , ,The patient ... chair for ETDRS acuity and contrast sensitivity. ...
The first book to translate key medical data into clear guidelines capturing the highest treatment standards for heart disease....
... all those involved with healthcare decisions to ... latest evidence in their field of interest ... year as the volume of evidence increases. ... the best single source available for continually ...
Medicine Products: