Smoking compromises cause-specific survival in patients with operable colorectal cancer.

@article{Munro2006SmokingCC,
  title={Smoking compromises cause-specific survival in patients with operable colorectal cancer.},
  author={Alastair J. Munro and Andrew M Bentley and Caroline Ackland and Patrick J. Boyle},
  journal={Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain))},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={436-40}
}
AIMS To assess whether active smoking compromises survival in patients with colorectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied a regionally based cohort of 284 consecutive patients referred to the Tayside Cancer Centre for consideration of adjuvant treatment after curative surgery for colorectal cancer. RESULTS Cause-specific survival was significantly worse (P = 0.0015) in patients who were actively smoking at the time of their first post-operative visit. The absolute difference in 5-year… CONTINUE READING