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Is Smoking Associated with an Increased Risk of Developing a Second Smoking-Related Cancer?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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A new study published in the J of Clinical Oncology that analyzed five large prospective cohort studies reported that lung cancer (stage 1) bladder, kidney., and head and neck cancer survivors who smoked 20 or more cigarettes a day prior to their cancer diagnosis have an up to five-fold higher risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer when compared to survivors of the same cancer who never smoked. This association of smoking and 2nd cancer  was similar to smoking and primary cancers.

Researc hers said “As survival improves for a number of smoke-related cancers, patients are living longer, however,, smoking may increase the risk of developing a second smoking-related cancer among these survivors.” They continued on to say that health care professionals should emphasize the importance of smoking-cessation to all patients, including cancer survivors.

Data for these results included 5 prospective studies which included 2,552 patients with stage 1 lung, 6.386 with bladder, 3,179 with kidney, and 2,967 with head and neck cancer.  A total of 866 second primary smoking-related cancers were diagnosed among the survivors and the association between smoking status prior to primary cancer diagnosis and second smoke-associated cancer risk were assessed. In all four groups those who smoked   20 or more cigarettes daily prior to their first diagnoses were more likely to develop aa second smoking-related cancer when compared to the cohort who never smoked. These risks ranged from 3.3 times more like to 5.3 times more like likely depending upon the site of the cancer. In addition, those who were current smokers but smoked under 20 cigarettes a day or former smokers who quit before their first cancer diagnosis also had an elevated risk of developing a second primary cancer than those who never smoked.

Dr Carl O Helvie Interviews 5 Cancer Survivors

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

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On Saturday, July 18, I interviewed 5 cancer survivors pictured from left to right–Aurea McGarry, Linda Wilson, Regina Leeds, Les Thiele, and Lori Kuban .

Aurea is a 9 year Non Hodskins Lymphoma survivor who won the Mrs. U.S. Beauty of Georgia Contest in 2003 and the title of Most Inspirational Contestant. She is the creator, producer and host of the television show Live Your Legacy with Aurea McGarry. Earlier she worked on the soap opera Edge of Night. She discusses her experiences with cancer in her book I Won’t Survive, I’ll Thrive. More information is available at: www.liveyourlegacytv.com

Linda had a tumor of the kidney and used alternative interventions. She and her husband have owned a rare and used book business for 25 years. She has degrees in English Literature, and Respiratory Therapy, and a Masters in Theology. She is an ordained Episcopal Minister but currently works with the Catholic Apolistic Church. She writes when she has time and has a novel placed with an agent currently. She can be reached at: littlegidding@hughes.net

Regina is a 7 year survivor of third stage uterine cancer who used traditional and alternative interventions. She is a professional organizer and authored six books including the New York Times best seller One Year to an Organized Life. More information is available at www.reginaleeds.com

Les is a 3 time ovarian cancer survivor who used complementary interventions. She talks with cancer patients several times a week and is in the process of putting up a web site. She can be reached at: (617) 834-1597.

Lori is a brain tumor survivor who used traditional and alternative interventions. She has a baccalaureate and masters degree and is a research librarian. She is also a cancer and health care advocate who speaks and provides workshops for cancer survivors and professionals including being a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society. She also gives radio and television interviews. More information is available at www.cancerologist.com

The interviews for this show follow.

Cancer Survivors Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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Linda Wilson, Aurea McGarry and Lori Kuban will also be interviewed on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday.
Linda had a tumor of the kidney and used alternative interventions. She and her husband have owned a rare and used book business for 25 years. She has degrees in English Literature, Respiratory Therapy and a masters in Theology. She is an ordained Episcopal minister but currently works with the Catholic Apolistic church. She writes when she has time and currently has a novel placed with an agent. She can be reached at littlegidding@hughes.net
Aurea is a 9 year non hodgkins lymphoma sur-THRIVER. She won the Mrs U.S. Beauty of Georgia Contest in 2003 and the title of Most Inspirational Contestant. She is the creator, producer, and host of the television show Live Your Legacy with Aurea McGarry. Earlier she worked on the soap opera The Edge of Night. She discusses her experience in her book I Won’t Survive, I’ll Thrive. More information is available at www.liveyourlegacytv.com
My third guest, Lori, is a brain tumor survivor who used traditional and alternative interventions. Lori has baccalaureate and masters degrees and is a research librarian. She is a cancer and health care advocate who speaks and provides workshops for cancer survivors and professionals including being a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society and gives radio and television interviews., More information is found at: www.cancerologist.com