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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA

Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM

Evaluation of Cancer Patient`S Life Quality in Chemotherapy after Stop Smoking

Lizhong Zhou, MD, department of medical oncology, Anshan 4th Hospital, 277# Shuguang Road, Anshan, China

Objective: Evaluate cancer patient`s life quality in chemotherapy after stop smoking. Relieve cancer patient consideration of stop smoking soon.

Methods: 114 patients were investigated. They are receiving the 4th~6th cycle chemotherapy .48 patients are smokers,39 patients are second-hand smokers, the other 23 patients never smoke. Mean age of smoking patients is 55.48 (29~81). Mean age of passive smoking patients is 49.8 (18~68). The mean age of No-smoking patients is 59.4 (36~81) . The smokers have a mean smoking history of 30.9 years, male is 31.2 years and female is 30.1years. The second-hand smokers have a mean smoking history of 23.1 years, male is 4 years and female is 23.7 years. All patients stopped smoking in a month before chemotherapy. To observe these patients` gastrointestinal reaction in tumor chemotherapy.

Results: 57% smokers have gastrointestinal reaction(nausea, vomiting, anorexia), male and female are respectively 52%, 70%. 40% no-smoking patients have gastrointestinal reaction, male and female are 44%, 36%. There is no obvious difference in team of smokers and No-smoking patients(P>0.05, X2=1.476). There is no difference in team of smokers and second-hand smokers(P>0.05, X2=1.166)