Heavy Smoking Leads To Advanced Kidney Cancer

Smoking is not good for  our health we all knows. But people who smoke for a longer period of time are putting their life in more danger. According to a recent research Smoking increases the risk of advanced kidney cancer.

According to a new study by  a team from Duke University Medical Center reviewed the cases of 845 patients who had  surgery for kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma between 2000 and 2009. They researchers  found that current and former smokers were 1.5 to 1.6 times more likely to have advanced cancer than nonsmokers.

The investigators found that if any person stop  smoking, the risk of advanced disease  reduced by 9 %  for every 10 years that a former smoker was smoke-free.

The findings were presented on  Sunday at a special press conference at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting, in Washington, D.C.

Another study scheduled for presentation at the same briefing found that rates of bladder cancer did not fall along with lower rates of smoking in the United States.

The researchers studied  a national database & found that lung cancer rates declined along with decreasing per capita consumption of cigarettes between 1973 and 2007, but the same type of consistent decline was not seen in bladder cancer rates.


“These two studies shed new insight into the role that smoking might have for two important urologic cancers, For kidney cancer, it is true that kidney tumors are more often being detected these days when they are smaller. However, smoking seems to confer a much greater risk that the cancer may be more aggressive. Cessation of smoking seems to lower the risk” said news conference moderator Dr. Toby Kohler


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