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I dont smoke can i have lung cancer

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
40 years experience Thoracic Surgery
No: Smoking is an accumulated problem. One cigarette is like having one drink. It doesn't make you an alcoholic.

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A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Leeman
39 years experience Internal Medicine
While : While smoking is the major modifiable risk factor leading to lung cancer, not all lung cancer is related to smoking. Other risk factors include secon ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Cassivi
27 years experience Thoracic Surgery
I : I agree with dr. Leeman's answer entirely. Clearly, the most common cause of lung cancer is due to cigarette smoking. As an added piece of informati ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: I would have to agree with drs cassivi and leeman. You can also learn more at the following link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Highly unlikely: But check with your doc to be sure.
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Dr. Colette Wiseman
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely.: Signs of lung cancer are weight loss, coughing up blood, chronic cough, and shortness of breath. Smoking generally increases risk for lung cancer ma ... Read More
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Dr. Joyce Pastore
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Methamphetamine: The methamphetamine that you smoked may have been cut with other toxic substances that could increase your risk of lung cancer. Meth also increases y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Exceedingly unlikely: What you considered a cold may have been a deeper infection (lower rather than upper respiratory virus) and in such cases recovery can take longer.If ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
29 years experience Cardiology
Back and chest pain: Honestly there are many things that you could have including cancer or heart problems . But i would first recommend that you see your primary care ph ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not serious: Congratulations for stopping smoking: hang in there! Cancer is exceedingly rare at your age of 17, regardless of smoking history. Bronchitis and mino ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
31 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lung CA &chest xray: Well first of all please stop smoking tob and do not start again. MJ can have real adverse effects as well. Having been a doc for nearly 25 years I c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: Lung cancer is unlikely (yet possible) at age 30. Never smoke anything other than salmon, brisket, etc. Throat symptoms can be from strep throat infec ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Lower: Less than 20"% i think.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
VERY LOW: would be like hitting the lottery in a 'bad way'; but if ur concerned about your breathing you should see a doctor

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