Benefits to your treatment

Radiation therapy 

Radiation therapy works better if the level of oxygen in your body is normal. When you smoke the level of oxygen in your body drops making it harder for radiation to do its job.


Smoke has chemicals in it that reduce the blood levels of some chemotherapy drugs, making them less effective.


Quitting smoking can make surgery safer, reduce the chance of complications after surgery and help you recover faster.

Learn more about how quitting smoking can help your cancer treatments. (opens in new window)