Smokers Have More Complications After Skin Cancer Surgery – Reuters

Read article - Quotes James Dinulos, clinical associate professor of surgery, about a new study that found that complications after skin cancer surgery may be more common in smokers and former smokers. "Smoking adversely impacts the early phases of wound healing, leading to increased complications that were outlined in the study," says Dinulos, who wasn't involved in the study. "It is likely that chemicals in smoke impact the integrity of the skin over the long-term, especially if the patient is a high pack-year smoker, and some of the physiological changes may not be reversible." (Picked up by Physician's Weekly, Business Standard, Pledge Times.)