Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Why you should quit smoking even after a cancer diagnosis

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who is 68, just started treatment for bladder cancer. He's been a smoker since his 20s, and his oncologist is strongly encouraging him to quit. It seems like trying to stop smoking now, while ...

Oncology & Cancer

A half-million fewer deaths from lung cancer over 40 years

Lung cancer death rates in men have plummeted since 1979 with nearly 500,000 fewer deaths than would have been expected if the mortality rate had stayed the same, according to the latest figures released by Cancer Research ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California

Early adoption of tobacco control efforts in California lead to fewer people ever smoking, reduced the amount used by those who do smoke and helped smokers quit at a younger age—when their risk of developing lung cancer ...

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