According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), smokers have a much higher risk of developing lung cancer than non-smokers. In tandem with Memorial Hermann’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, a dedicated team of Oncology Nurse Navigators offer tobacco cessation counseling to help patients quit using tobacco products and educate them on lung cancer prevention.
People who quit smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death. Smoking cessation is associated with the following health benefits:
Patients interested in participating in tobacco cessation programs should contact the following campuses for more information:
Once you quit smoking, your body will quickly begin to reap the benefits. Data collected by the American Cancer Society found that in just nine months, lungs begin to regain normal function. Within five years, the risk of mouth, throat, esophageal and bladder cancers are cut in half, and stroke risk falls to that of a non-smoker.
Tobacco users can also visit the following websites for cessation tips and information on the risks of tobacco use:
For more information about Memorial Hermann Cancer Centers, including how to get connected to our support services or an affiliated provider, please call (833) 770-7771 or fill out the form below to be connected to one of our Oncology Nurse Navigators.