Tobacco Cessation Counseling
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 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.
Benefits of Quitting After a Cancer Diagnosis:
- Improves cancer survival
- Lowers risk of recurrence
- Lowers risk of secondary cancers
- Lessens surgical complications and wound healing issues
- Improves effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy
- Lessens the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy
- Faster treatment recovery
- Lowers risk for cardiovascular health issues
- Lowers risk for pulmonary issues
- Improves breathing
- Improvement in appearance of skin, hair, nails and teeth
- Improves overall quality of life
- Lessens financial burden of smoking
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.
CALL TO SCHEDULE:
Rose Quarter Cancer Center
Vancouver Cancer Center
West Cancer Center
Your insurance will be billed and you will be responsible for your regular office visit co-pay at the visit.