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Even after cancer diagnosis, 1 in 10 survivors continues to smoke

Even after cancer diagnosis, 1 in 10 survivors continues to smoke

A new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, & Prevention found that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors continued smoking despite their cancer diagnosis

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit?

One study by British researchers suggests yes, but not all experts agree.

Cancer patients using cocaine

Cancer patients using cocaine

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I have a patient with cancer who is actively using cocaine. We will do random urine screens on this patient. How long does cocaine remain in the urine?

Introduce palliative care for pain at cancer diagnosis

Palliative care interventions should be introduced at diagnosis as a part of disease management rather than not until the end of life, suggests a review of cancer pain management.

Abstral approved for breakthrough cancer pain

A tablet delivering transmucosal fentanyl, Abstral is indicated for the management of breakthrough pain in adult cancer patients who are already using opioids around the clock.

Virtual Reality Program Helps Reduce Tobacco Addiction in Smokers

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Smokers can use a virtual anti-smoking program to help reduce tobacco addiction, according to research published in CyberPsychology and Behavior (2009; 12[5]:477-483).

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