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Clinical Summary

Quitting smoking cuts mortality in women with breast cancer

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   11 November 2022

Background

  • Smoking is known from earlier studies to increase cancer-specific and overall mortality among women with breast cancer.
  • But the benefit of smoking cessation among women with breast cancer is controversial.

Takeaway

  • Among women with breast cancer, smokers had a 22%-25% higher risk for cancer-specific mortality and overall mortality, respectively,...

          

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