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is it possible for a 16 year old to get lung cancer

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: While smoking increases your chances for lung cancer, there are also other factors at play. Smoking for 6 months is not a major risk factor, especial ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes, but...: I am very glad you stopped. If you smoked more than 100 total, you have increased your risk slightly above baseline. There's nothing more you can do a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Not elevated: Your risk of developing lung cancer is no greater than that of a person who has never smoked. This assumes, of course, that you do not take up cigare ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Eventually/not now: Smoking anything like weed or cigarettes throws a bunch of irritants into the sensitive lung tissue and over a a couple decades this may trigger cance ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Lung cancer: Isn't the only problem with smoking, other lung diseases, heart diseases, blood pressure, bladder cancer, and a host of other health problems, you are ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: But extremely rare.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Hard to answer: It would be important to know exactly what kind of lung cancer he has since it would be extremely rare for a teenager to have the same types as seen i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Do you smoke?: If you smoke, then you are at risk for developing lung cancer at a later age. If you have a family history of lung cancer in non-smokers, or if you ar ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No data available: These products have not been available long enough,or studied well enough to answer this question.This product does not contain some of the dozens of ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You will likely: be fine. Congratulations on quitting. Just make sure that you don't start smoking nicotine products or inhale any unnecessary vapors in the future.

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