Smoker’s have a 20 times greater lifetime risk for developing lung cancer. Smoking cessation lowers the risk of developing lung cancer, but does cessation after lung cancer diagnosis improve outcomes? Investigators in England have conducted a meta-analysis of 10 studies to provide answers to that question. The good news is that quitting smoking after diagnosis of early stage lung cancer was associated with significantly lower rates of recurrence and death.
PositiveTip: It is never too late to stop smoking, and is usually the best single thing you can do to improve your health!