Quitting cuts risk of prostate cancer death

QUITTING smoking may reduce the risk of death among men with prostate cancer, a new study shows.

Men with prostate cancer who were current smokers had a 61% increased risk of dying from the disease, and a 61% higher risk of recurrence, when compared to men who had never smoked.

The US prospective study also showed men who had quit smoking for 10 or more years had a prostate cancer mortality risk similar to men who had never smoked.

Men who had quit smoking for less than 10 years but smoked less than 20 pack-years before diagnosis also had a prostate cancer

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