Tobacco use is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. Studies show that 64% of tobacco users diagnosed with cancer continue to smoke or use tobacco products even after diagnosis.Most tobacco users do want to quit. However, they may not be ready or need help finding the confidence and support needed to quit. Tobacco use is often a coping tool for stress, and cancer can be a very distressing time, making it harder to quit than under normal circumstances. This does not mean it is impossible!
Your Compass Team is here to help provide support and guidance on your journey to becoming smoke-free.
Facing a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. Our oncologists deliver unparalleled cancer treatment that is comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-centered. We know how important it is to protect your lungs and overall health. That is why we are starting a smoking cessation program to help patients at Compass Oncology stop smoking and regain their health.
Schedule an appointment today with Joyce Koerber, PA-C, our Compass Cancer Survivorship and Tobacco Treatment Specialist, to discuss your tobacco cessation goals and help strategize a plan that will help you quit tobacco for good.