Prevalence of Smoking or Tobacco Use in Relation to Cancer Diagnoses

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Adame Rodriguez, Maria
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The study explored the research question, “What is the prevalence of smoking or tobacco use related to cancer diagnoses for those at a local acute care facility?” The goal of the study was to examine the prevalence of smoking, or tobacco use in patients with a cancer diagnosis. The retrospective chart review was used to gather the following data: smoking status, age, gender, race, and cancer diagnosis type. A total of 101 patient charts were used to complete the current study. The findings of the study showed a high prevalence of positive smoking status (61.4%) in the sample patients diagnosed with cancer. There were additional findings with smoking and cancer diagnosis type. These findings showed that diagnoses of lung, bladder and colon were more associated with smoking in this sample. In addition, the study revealed that cervical cancer diagnoses had a higher prevalence of smoking. It was also found that there were more men that were smokers (67.4%) than women (56.4%).