Prostate Cancer More Deadly for Smokers

A recent research study reveals that prostate cancer is more deadly for smokers as they suffer higher risks of recurrence after treatment and death from the disease. The researchers monitored more than 5,000 prostate cancer patients from 1986 to 2006. Among them, 32% died from prostate cancer and 26% died because of cardiovascular disease. 878 patients suffered biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer.

The researchers discovered that smokers have a higher risk of biochemical recurrence and death from cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer and all other causes. However, quitting smoking can significantly lower the health risks, they say. This study was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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