Smoking May Be Linked to Prostate Cancer's Return

March 21, 2015 1:00 PM

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SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

"This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the risk of cancer recurrence after initial treatment," said lead author Dr. Malte Rieken, of University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland.

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