Quitting Alcohol and Tobacco Use After Cancer Diagnosis

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Last Modified: May 7, 2012

Question:

My father was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and was told to quit smoking and drinking alcohol by his doctor. My father feels it won't make a difference at this point. What can I tell him to help him realize that quitting is important and why it is so important?

Answer:

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from the Focus on GI Cancers webchat.

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