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Smokers Face an Increased Risk of Aggressive Kidney Cancer

by Kathy Jones on April 21, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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 Smokers Face an Increased Risk of Aggressive Kidney Cancer

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that smokers not only have a high risk of suffering from kidney cancer, the disease is also more aggressive.

The study also revealed that more than 25 percent of active smokers suffer from kidney cancer, compared to less than 20 percent among those who do not smoke.

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Over 70 percent of those who have early stage tumors are able to recover within five years while less than eight percent of those with advanced tumor manage to do so.

Lead researcher Dr Thomas Polascik said that kicking the butt does show a positive impact in reducing the risk. "It can't bring you down to the risk of a nonsmoker, but it can get you almost there", he added.


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