Smoking cessation and the success of lung cancer surgery.


Journal Article (Review)

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related mortality in the United States. Cigarette smoke is associated with 90% of lung cancer deaths, making it the most important risk factor for the disease. The strong correlation between smoking and lung cancer is well established, but there is evidence that smoking further increases the morbidity and mortality of lung cancer patients who undergo curative resection. Thus, smoking not only leads to lung cancer but also lowers the survival of those who undergo treatment of their cancer.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erhunmwunsee, L; Onaitis, MW

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 269 - 274

PubMed ID

  • 19508831

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19508831

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-6269

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11912-009-0038-y


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States