Early Lung Cancer Smokers Can Double Survival Probability if They Quit Smoking

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Research reported in the BMJ formerly called the British Medical Journal within the last two weeks reported that people with early lung cancer who quit smoking can double their chances of survival if they quit smoking. Previous data from 10 studies were analyzed to determine how long smokers survived after being diagnoses with early lung cancer. Those who continued smoking had a 29 to 33 percent chance of surviving five years but those who quit had a 63 to 70 percent chance of surviving 5 years. Lung cancer is the top cancer worldwide and the prognosis is usually poor. When diagnosed early the prognosis is much better.

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