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Meta-analysis confirms benefit of quitting smoking at lung cancer diagnosis

medwireNews: Quitting smoking around the time of receiving a lung cancer diagnosis is associated with significantly improved overall survival (OS) than continuing smoking, shows a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Pooled analysis of data on more than 10,000 participants of 21 studies published in 1980–2021 showed a significant 29% reduction in the risk for death for those who did versus did not quit smoking at or around the time of diagnosis. The findings were consistent for non-small-cell and small-cell lung cancer patients, with smoking […]

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