Study: Male smokers with prostate cancer more likely to die

June 21, 2011 2:41:28 PM PDT
If the new, graphic packaging of cigarettes isn't enough to convince men to quit smoking, here's another reason.

The research in the Journal of the American Medical Association also finds smokers are more likely to experience a relapse of their disease.

The more the patient smoked, the greater their risk of having the cancer come back.

But there is good news for those who gave up the habit 10 years or longer: The risk of dying from prostate cancer was similar than non-smokers.