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    Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse
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    atti_editor posted:
    "Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.

    "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spreading and, ultimately, even dying of prostate cancer," said study co-author Dr. Michael Zelefsky. He is vice chair of clinical research in the department of radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.


    "But interestingly, this applied only to 'current smokers' who were smoking around the time they received external beam therapy."

    Click the link above for the full news story.
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    vanessatan responded:
    Sure, smoking is not good at all for all of us, with or without prostate cancer. So, to prevent prostate cancer getting worse, giving up smoking is always important.


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