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
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.