Amy K. Ferketich, Joyce C. Niland, Rizvan Mamet, Carrie Zornosa, Thomas A. D'Amico, David S. Ettinger, Gregory P. Kalemkerian, Katherine M. Pisters, Mary E. Reid and Gregory A. Otterson Smoking status and survival in the national comprehensive cancer network non–small cell lung cancer cohort Cancer 119
Article first published online: 28 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27824
Patients who are smoking at the time of diagnosis have worse survival compared with never smokers. Although some of these differences probably are related to tumor biology, to improve survival, it is prudent to encourage all smokers to quit smoking if they are diagnosed with non–small cell lung cancer.
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