Life tips: Cigarette smoking and its consequences
Cigarette smoking may significantly increase the risk of developing prostate cancer by affecting circulating hormone levels or through exposure to carcinogens.
Carcinogens in tobacco smoke could speed tumor growth, for instance, as might the higher levels of testosterone associated with smoking. It shows a ‘clear link’ between smoking and a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer.
Those who continue to smoke after being diagnosed are less likely to survive treatment – and even those who have quit have reduced odds for 10 years after kicking the habit.
It is just one more very good and powerful reason to quit smoking.