Jan 24, 2010 10:58 AM by Jamie Smith
A new study confirms it is truly never too late to quit smoking. Patients with early stage lung cancer can double their chances of surviving at least 5 years if they stop smoking, according to a new review of research.
The 5-year survival rate was 33% for patients who were not able to quit the habit after being diagnosed. The survival rate is up to 70% for those who successfully stopped smoking.
Researchers say it appears continued tobacco use affects the behavior of lung tumors.