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Prostate cancer

22 June 2011

Smoking ups prostate cancer deaths

Smokers who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to have aggressive tumours and face a higher death risk from the disease than non-smokers, US researchers said.

Smokers who are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to have aggressive tumours and face a higher death risk from the disease than non-smokers, US researchers said.

However, former smokers who had quit 10 years or more before they were diagnosed saw a risk of recurrence and death similar to men who never smoked, said the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

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