Meditations of an oncology geek

Can Smoking Cause Cancer Even After Quitting?

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This week I answer a question from Akosua Tom in San Diego, CA: Can smoking cause cancer even after quitting?

Yes. Why? The mutations in DNA caused by carcinogens in tobacco smoke can linger for decades, and set in motion an accelerated rate of DNA mutations, and associated hallmarks of cancer.

This week marks the eleventh article of Cancer for Dummies. Check the main page to see them all. Thanks for your inquiries!

Ryon

Written by Ryon

April 2nd, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Posted in Science Blog

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