Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Conquering Cancer with Smoking Cessation

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Nicotine Knockout

Tobacco products are highly addictive, making them extremely difficult to give up. Quitting smoking can give you a healthier, longer life and decrease your risk of developing lung and more than a dozen other types of cancer, as well as a variety of other illnesses.

Our new Smoking Cessation Clinic can help you deliver a knockout punch to nicotine in your life.

The Smoking Cessation Clinic combines education and support with medications to help reduce nicotine cravings. This assistance can double – even triple – your chances of successfully quitting.

We understand this is a tough process, but we know how to help you win the nicotine battle. Email the Cancer Answer Line for an appointment now.

Who: Anyone with a desire to kick the tobacco habit can benefit from the Smoking Cessation Clinic.

What: We help patients become smoke-free through the use of resources such as weekly classes, motivational or educational sessions, and regular check-ins with physicians and certified tobacco treatment specialists. In combination with counseling, the clinic prescribes medications to reduce cravings and help you quit.

Why: Studies have shown that 10 years after a person quits smoking, his or her risk of dying from lung cancer drops by half. Tobacco use also contributes to at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths.

Win the Battle Against Smoking

Take proactive steps to kick smoking to the curb and protect yourself against lung cancer.

Quick Tip on Lung CT Scans

Who: Lung CT scans are important for people over age 55 who have smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years. (Their risk for lung cancer is high.)

What: The primary purpose of a computed tomography (CT) screening is to detect and diagnose lung cancer at an early stage to improve treatment options and effectiveness. 

Why: Studies have shown that a low-dose CT lung screening can lower the risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent in people who are at high risk. Without screening, lung cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, it’s much harder to treat. 

To connect with a specialist, email the Cancer Answer Line and we'll be in touch shortly.