7 doctors weighed in:
If you have cancer of the vaginal canal, will smoking worsen it?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Smoking decreases your body's ability to fight cancer-causing virusal infections.
Smoking also impedes healing of tissues involved with surgery of excision of vaginal cancers. Smoking can only make the problem worse...And is a risk factor for recurrence.

In brief: Yes
Smoking decreases your body's ability to fight cancer-causing virusal infections.
Smoking also impedes healing of tissues involved with surgery of excision of vaginal cancers. Smoking can only make the problem worse...And is a risk factor for recurrence.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Cancer grows best in a low oxygen environment. Cigarettes puts Carbon Monoxide on the red blood cells causing reduced oxygen carrying and leading to all of the problems listed above. This Carbon Monoxide stays until the red blood cells dies and is replaced with new ones abut four months.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
In brief: Vaginal CA & Smoking
Smoking is, as you already know, a risk factor for vaginal cancer.
But, i assume you have had definitive surgery and treatment for it. While smoking can contribute to a recurrence, the far larger problem is that smoking is a risk factor for lung and other cancers. Now would be a good time to wean yourself from the habit.

In brief: Vaginal CA & Smoking
Smoking is, as you already know, a risk factor for vaginal cancer.
But, i assume you have had definitive surgery and treatment for it. While smoking can contribute to a recurrence, the far larger problem is that smoking is a risk factor for lung and other cancers. Now would be a good time to wean yourself from the habit.
Dr. Morton Levitt
Dr. Morton Levitt
Thank
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