Breast Cancer and Smoking

Breast Cancer and Smoking

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 260 , Segment 2

Episode: Going Independent, Breast Cancer, Asian American Paradox

  • Mar 24, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 14:21 mins

Guest: Michael Passarelli, PhD, Cancer Epidemiologist at the University of California San Francisco School  In the days after a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, there’s one lifestyle change that could lower her risk of death by 33 percent. It’s to stop smoking.  A study of more than 20,000 women with breast cancer found smoking can increase your chances of getting breast cancer, but also that it’s never too late to quit and improve your chances of survival – even if it’s after you’ve been diagnosed.

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