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I am having my 6th TURBT for superficial bladder cancer on Monday. I have been smoking for 52 years and had my first TURBT in 2009. My Urologist says that I should quit smoking but I am so afraid that if I do, the cancer cells will go somewhere else in my body. I have an impaired immune system due to the fact that I do not have a spleen and have read many stories about some people that quit smoking ended up getting lung cancer so I am damned if I do and damned if I don't.

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quit smoking and shut up

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If you use smoking and tobacco products, you’re at higher risk for developing cancer. However, it’s never too late to quit using tobacco.Quitting Smoking

Smoking is responsible for:

87% of all lung cancer cases
30% of all deaths from cancer
Raising the risk of developing more than eight types of cancer

Smoking also contributes to:

Heart disease
Lung diseases (emphysema, asthma, etc.)
Low birth rate in newborns
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

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I apologize for being rude in my first comment i should have been more compasionate.What i should have said is that smoking is a nasty habit which claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year in this country alone and as far as benifits one might recieve from smoking as far as i know their are none.

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