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Accuracy of self-reported tobacco use in newly diagnosed cancer patients

Accuracy of self-reported tobacco use in newly diagnosed cancer patients Self-reported tobacco use may not accurately assess smoking status in newly diagnosed cancer patients. Patients who claim to have recently stopped smoking within the year prior to a cancer diagnosis and lung cancer patients may have a higher propensity to misrepresent tobacco use and may benefit from biochemical confirmation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Cancer Causes & Control Springer Journals

Accuracy of self-reported tobacco use in newly diagnosed cancer patients

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Biomedicine; Cancer Research; Biomedicine general; Oncology; Public Health; Epidemiology; Hematology
ISSN
0957-5243
eISSN
1573-7225
DOI
10.1007/s10552-013-0202-4
pmid
23553611
Publisher site
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Abstract

Self-reported tobacco use may not accurately assess smoking status in newly diagnosed cancer patients. Patients who claim to have recently stopped smoking within the year prior to a cancer diagnosis and lung cancer patients may have a higher propensity to misrepresent tobacco use and may benefit from biochemical confirmation.

Journal

Cancer Causes & ControlSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 4, 2013

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