Can Smoking Interfere with Breast Cancer Treatment?

  New research published in the British Journal of Cancer  concluded that common treatment for breast cancer works less well in patients who smoke, compared to non-smokers. The study followed 1,016 breast cancer patients in southern Sweden diagnosed between 2002 and 2012. At the time of surgery they were asked whether they were smokers or […]

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Should Medicare Cover Lung Cancer Screening?

  A recent study to be published in  the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Science Digest concluded that medicare beneficiaries should not be excluded from screening. In the study researchers analyzed the benefits and harm of screening by age and found that even though smoking is the most important risk factor for lung […]

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Does the Combination of Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis, and Smoking Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer?

In an online publication of The American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care medicine researchers concluded that the chances of developing lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, asbestosis, and smoking are dramatically increased when these three risk factors are combined, and smoking cessation significantly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer […]

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Can Lifestyle Factors Reduce the Risk of Esophageal Cancer?

Recent news from the Seattle Barrett’s Esophagus Program  at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with Brigham & Women’s College and the University of California in San Francisco have shown that a systematic approach to early  cancer detection can boost five-year survival rates from about 15 percent to more than 80 percent. They  […]

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Can the Risk of Lung and Oral Cancer Be Increased if You Smoke Immediately Upon Waking?

New research published in the Journal, Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention concluded that the sooner a person smokes upon waking in the morning the more likely he/she will have lung or oral cancer. Researchers reported that “smokers who consumed cigarettes immediately after waking have higher levels of NNAL-a metabolite of the tobacco-specific carcinogen NNK–in their […]

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Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right). Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at: http://www.endfatigue.com Kristin Mallon is a certified […]

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Will Smoking Cessation Reduce Mortality At An Older Age?

A report in the June 11 issue of the  Archives of Internal Medicine concluded that smoking is linked to increased mortality in older patients and smoking cessation is associated with reduced mortality in this population. Researchers said “We provide a thorough review and mega-analysis of studies assessing the impact of smoking on all-cause mortality in […]

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Will Eating More Fruit and Vegetables Assist in Smoking Cessation?

A new study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research concluded  that eating more fruit and vegetables may help one quit smoking and stay tobacco-free longer. Researchers surveyed 1,000 smokers ages 25 and older from around the United States using random-digit dialing telephone interviews. A follow up interview was carried out 14 months later […]

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Does Smoking Increase the Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

In a recent study published in Cancer Causes Control researchers concluded that women with non-melanoma skin cancers were more likely to have smoked cigarettes than women without skin cancer. In the study researchers evaluated the relationship between cigarette smoking and non-melanoma skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Smoking histories […]

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Risk of Cancer Increased by Smoking Soon After Waking

A recent study published in online Cancer: Journal of the American Cancer Association concluded that smokers who smoke their first cigarette shortly after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of lung and head and neck cancers than those who smoke later. The study included 4,775 lung cancer cases and 2,835 […]

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