Anders Løkke, Niels Lyhne Christensen &
Torben Riis Rasmussen:
Smoking cessation and lung cancer treatment
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V01180058
Many resources have been spent to successfully improve the outcome and prognosis of lung cancer during the last decade. However, surprisingly few studies and real-life settings deal with smoking cessation as an integrated part of screening and treatment for lung cancer even though the evidence is compelling – these events offer a window of opportunity, as smokers are motivated to quit. Furthermore, the effect of smoking cessation with respect to survival, prognosis and quality of life equals the established treatment: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.