Although the relative risk of developing head and neck cancer is three to 12 times higher in smokers than non-smokers, the influence of smoking on disease progression is unclear. Earlier studies had trouble measuring the effect of smoking status on survival because of developing Non smoking , which in the disease generally differ demographically than patients with a previous or current history of smoking.
Indicating of smoking reduced survival in head and neck cancer patientsA new study shows that a history of smoking affects survival in patients with cancers of the head and neck area. Patients less than 100 less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime were three times more likely to improve overall survival. Disease-free survival and recurrence-free survival compared to patients had a had a current or previous history of regular smoking There are about 38,000 new cases of head and neck cancer cases in the U.S. Each year occur, the vast majority of it in smokers – . Read more »