What is the prognosis of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in smokers?

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Karen Seiter, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A study by Varadarajan et al found that having ever smoked decreased overall survival in patients with AML. [23] Crysandt and colleagues found that in younger patients with de novo AML, overweight and obesity were risk factors for an impaired response to induction therapy and shorter disease-free and overall survival. [24]


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