Physicians 'vital' in explaining smoking and bladder cancer link

November 10, 2014 9:07 AM

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Physicians 'vital' in explaining smoking and bladder cancer link

Giving up smoking tobacco after being diagnosed with cancer is certainly not a matter of "too little, too late." Quitting can help to prolong survival, make cancer treatment more effective and reduce the risk of secondary cancers developing.

"For people who are smoking at the time of a cancer diagnosis, the first step in wanting to quit is knowing that smoking caused the cancer and that continuing to smoke will result in additional harm," says study author Dr. Jeffrey Bassett.

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