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Friday, April 18, 2014
Smoking and Tobacco
Is it possible?
Is it possible you can lose your whole face from smoking?
Some people who have cancer of the head or neck may need to have life-saving surgery that can be very disfiguring. A good website to refer to is the American Cancer Society:
According to the American Society, smoking does cause many different types of cancer:
"Tobacco use accounts for about one third of all cancer deaths in the United States. Smoking causes almost 90% of lung cancers. Smoking also causes cancers of the larynx (voice box), oral cavity, pharynx (throat), esophagus, and bladder, and contributes to the development of cancers of the pancreas, cervix, kidney, and stomach; it is also linked to the development of some leukemias. Cigars, pipes, and spit tobacco all cause cancers, too. There is no safe way to use tobacco."
Kathy Vesha, RN, BSN, MA
The Ohio State University