Smoking Increases Colon Cancer Risk

According to a new study, smokers have a lower chance of surviving and being cancer-free years after having colon cancer surgery than non smokers. Researchers have found that 74% of nonsmokers remain cancer-free 3 years after colon cancer surgery while only 70% of smokers remained cancer-free. Experts warn that smoking adds many health risks; the study’s lead author from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Amanda Phipps said, “I would say as we get further and further away from a colon cancer diagnosis, the impact from smoking is going to get greater.” More here

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