ICYMI: February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

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With colon cancer, smokers may be less likely to survive

WEDNESDAY, February 15, 2017 (Fox News) — Current smokers diagnosed with colorectal cancer are more likely to die from it than former smokers or people who never tried cigaretttes, a recent study suggests.

Researchers examined five-year survival odds for 18,166 people diagnosed with colorectal cancer and found current smokers were 14 percent more likely to die during the study period than people who never smoked. The effect was seen mainly among smokers treated with surgery but no chemotherapy, who were 21 percent more likely to die.

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