Smoking during or after your genitourinary cancer treatment can make your treatment less effective and increase your risk for a cancer recurrence. Your doctor will likely recommend that you stop smoking completely. To help you make these lifestyle changes, The University of Miami Health System offers supportive resources.
Smoking hurts your body’s ability to heal, adding extra risk to cancer surgery. It also increases your risk for treatment side effects.
The BeSmokeFree program at the University of Miami Health System provides comprehensive support to help you stop smoking. This free program is available at four different times throughout the week so it can easily fit into your schedule. Through the program, you’ll learn about strategies for quitting smoking and connect with other former smokers who can share their experiences with you.
We also offer clinical trials of medicines designed to help you quit smoking. These trials cover the cost of medication and monitor you through treatment.