Lo que parece obvio se ha demostrado científicamente, a través de un estudio realizado por un grupo de investigadores de  la Clínica Universitaria de Navarra. Para llegar a esa conclusión realizaron un estudio,  que se prolongó desde abril 1990 hasta diciembre 2009, en un total de 339 pacientes que sobrevivieron después de un trasplante de hígado durante más de 3 meses

Hem/Onc Today – 29/3/2011 – USA

Smoking cessation after liver transplant reduced incidence of transplant-related carcinoma


Patients who quit smoking after undergoing a liver transplant had fewer malignancies, according to the results of a Spanish study. “Smoking withdrawal after liver transplantation may have a protective effect against the development of neoplasia,” J. Ignacio Herrero, MD, one of the study researchers and a consulting physician in the department of internal medicine with the Clínica Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, said in a press release. “As smoking is an important risk factor of malignancy, intervention programs, together with screening programs, may help to reduce the rate of cancer-related mortality in liver transplant recipients.” (sigue)

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