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Smoking Cessation Before Lung Cancer Diagnosis May Improve Survival

Those who quit smoking, which can span as far out at 2 years prior to a lung cancer diagnosis, have increased chances of survival, compared with those who continue to smoke, according to data during a 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program press briefing.

“This research shows that if you’re a smoker and you quit, no matter when you quit, you will be more likely to survive after being diagnosed with lung cancer, compared to someone who continues smoking,” said Aline Fusco Fares, MD, lead author of the study and a clinical research fellow at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. “The study’s message is simple: quit smoking now.”

Researchers looked at data that included the time on smoking cessation from 17 International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO) studies that made up a population of 35,428 patients with lung cancer. Researchers found that individuals who quit smoking more…

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