Navigation Links
Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
Date:11/8/2010

By Kathleen Doheny
HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who smoke or previously smoked have a higher risk of dying than nonsmokers with breast cancer, new research finds.

"Women who were smokers or had a history of smoking had a 39 percent higher rate of death due to breast cancer," said study author Dr. Dejana Braithwaite, an assistant professor of cancer epidemiology at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of California, San Francisco. Their risk of death from other causes was also elevated, she said.

The findings are to be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting on cancer prevention research in Philadelphia, which runs through Wednesday.

Previous studies looking at the relationship between active smoking (as opposed to secondhand smoke) and survival among women with breast cancer have produced mixed findings, she said.

"The strength of our study is, it's a very large study of over 2,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer" at two sites in the United States, she said.

For this study, Braithwaite followed 2,265 women of many ethnicities, all diagnosed with breast cancer between 1997 and 2000, for nine years on average. The researchers looked at whether smoking affects breast cancer-related death rates and death rates from other causes.

During the follow-up, 164 women died of breast cancer and another 120 from other causes.

Besides a 39 percent higher rate of dying from breast cancer, the smokers and former smokers had an even higher rate of dying from other causes -- twofold -- compared to never smokers. Past smoking was defined as having smoked 100 or more cigarettes in their lifetime.

Looking at subgroups, Braithwaite found that the women most affected by smoking were those with tumors known as HER2 negative, those of lower body weight, and those past menopause.

The
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Childhood stroke study identifies the contraceptive pill and smoking as risk factors
2. Heavy Smoking Linked to Alzheimers in Study
3. Postpartum intervention/support prevents smoking relapse, extends breastfeeding duration
4. $12 million grant to study young adult smoking behaviors
5. New study finds positive return on investment for states that invest in quit smoking treatments
6. Smoking Could Harm Sperm, Study Finds
7. Decline in Adult Smoking Stalls, Alarming Experts
8. Penn receives $12 million NIH grant to research personalized approach to smoking cessation
9. Stopping smoking cessation treatments too soon may reduce odds of success for 45 percent of smokers
10. Governments should pay for smoking cessation therapies
11. Smoking increases depressive symptoms in teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Smoking May Raise Risk of Death in Women With Breast Cancer
(Date:8/19/2014)... published in this week,s JAMA highlights the ... when considering how to treat patients. Written by Robert ... and chair of pediatrics at Boston University School of ... , the editorial examines results of a study published ... example of how doctors can often over-emphasize certain types ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... involved in multitasking and ways to train it have ... Institut universitaire de griatrie de Montral and the University ... predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having ... or driving while listening to a radio show ... lives. Unfortunately, it decreases with age, which makes it ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Kars4Kids , a national nonprofit organization ... partnership with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera to ... The giveaway will take place in conjunction with Rivera’s ... August 22. , “With a mission focused on ... children for school with the necessary supplies is imperative,” ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently announced ... the recommended suppliers for the webmasters who want ... , According to the senior spokesman for Top10BestSEOHosting.com, ... affordable hosting products on the market and specializes ... variety of online deals when service plans are ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 19, 2014 “ Inbox Blueprint ... course designed to provide users with the tools necessary ... marketing techniques and strategies. The course which was ... of excitement throughout the internet marketing world. The commotion ... HonestyFirstReviews.com's Tiffany Hendricks prompting an updated review of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Review of clinical treatment of bronchiolitis in infants reveals over-reliance on one test 2Health News:Targeted brain training may help you multitask better 2Health News:Backpack Giveaway Kars4Kids Partners with New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera to Prepare Bronx Students for New School Year 2Health News:Fatcow Awarded As One of the Best Web Hosting Suppliers at Top10bestseohosting.com 2Health News:Anik Singal’s “Inbox Blueprint” Review Released By HonestyFirstReviews.com 2
... , LOS ANGELES, July 28 Interested ... musician? California Cryobank (CCB) , the nation,s leading ... feature, which allows clients to view online photos of celebrities ... "The number one client question we get is ,Who does ...
... for Eligard(R) Sales and Adjusted EBITDA , , VANCOUVER, ... ; TSX: QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") today reported financial ... specified otherwise, all amounts are in U.S. dollars and in ... another strong financial quarter, with robust Eligard(R) sales of $67.6 ...
... , , CINCINNATI, July 28 ... laser vision correction services under the Lasik Plus ((R)) brand, today ... ended June 30, 2009. , , Second ... the second quarter of 2008) , , ...
... , Nasdaq-Listed Biopharmaceutical Company Focusing ... to Benefit Underserved Patient Populations , , ... Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin ... TPTX ), today announced that they have entered into a ...
... , , GAINESVILLE, Fla., ... its stance on electronic cigarette products last week, the administration only tested ... brands is that they are made by the two manufacturers currently suing ... "In comparison to the toxins and carcinogens contained in tobacco ...
... WILMINGTON, Delaware, July 28 According to a new ... ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com ), the total drug-device,combination market is expected to ... market will account for nearly 30.9% of the total revenues.,The ... from 2009 to 2014. , Browse ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:California Cryobank Introduces Celebrity Look-a-Likes for Sperm Donors 2Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 2Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 3Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 4Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 5Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 6Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 7Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 8Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 9Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 10Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 11Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 12Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 13Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 14Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 15Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 16Health News:QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009 17Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 2Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 3Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 4Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 5Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 6Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 7Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 8Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 9Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 10Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 11Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 12Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 13Health News:LCA-Vision Reports Second Quarter Financial Results 14Health News:Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 2Health News:Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 3Health News:Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 4Health News:Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 5Health News:Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 6
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014  The Alabama Supreme Court, ... patients can sue drug makers who mislead doctors into believing ... side‑effects.  The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and the decision ... in that same case last year. Heninger Garrison Davis attorneys ... the patient in the case, Danny Weeks . ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... 2014 Minimally Invasive Devices Inc. (MID), a ... announced today that Mitsubishi Corporation has formally agreed to ... in Japan . MID anticipates that ... Japan in the second half of 2015. ... for Karl Storz GMBH & Co. (endoscopic instruments and ...
(Date:8/19/2014)...  As power morcellator lawsuits continue to mount ... notes that women in need of fibroid removal ... options that do not involve the use of ... report published by The Wall Street Journal on ... mini-laparotomy and vaginal hysterectomy. Non-surgical options for shrinking ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4Minimally Invasive Devices and Mitsubishi Medical Japan Forge Exclusive Distribution Agreement 2As Morcellator Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report Detailing Alternatives to Uterine Morcellation 2As Morcellator Lawsuits Mount, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report Detailing Alternatives to Uterine Morcellation 3
... Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) today ... credit facilities of its wholly owned subsidiary Valeant ... by the Company.  The proposed $1.7 billion senior ... a $200 million revolving facility and a $1.5 ...
... 20, 2011 – Ingenuity® Systems, a leading ... life science researchers, today announced the addition ... from miRecords , plus thousands of ... peer-reviewed literature. The newly added content supplements ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Refinance Senior Secured Credit Facilities 2Ingenuity Announces New Additional MicroRNA Content to Complement First-of-its-Kind MicroRNA Filtering Capability in IPA 2
... The Brasseler USA™ Battery Packs contain ... age have a great impact upon battery ... is necessary. Any deviation from these recommendations ... are sensitive to heat. Any exposure of ...
Pneumatic High-speed Drill, Throttleless, 90k Rpm, Microaire Connector....
Pneumatic foot surgical oscillating saw, 24k cpm, available with various hose connector styles....
... Motor Module, without throttle (MicroAire hose connector). ... attachments., ,1050-100 model requires 10ft. ... MicroAire connector. Also requires 9100-000 Foot Control ... hose 9013-000, or existing hose with Linvatec/Hall ...
Medicine Products: