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Is it possible for a person to be born with lung cancer

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Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Highly unusual...: ...But not unheard of. There are a select few reports of fetuses who developed exceedingly rare lung tumors during gestation. Practically speaking, ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: There are several forms of lung cancer. That which is associated with smoking is squamous cancer arising in the tracheobronchial tree. The more comm ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Where smoking is definitely linked to lung cancer there are several different types of lung cancer. Most are dire tly smoking related yet unfortunatel ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends on stage: Stage 1a - maybe never (die of something else) stage 4 - several weeks to few months.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
That makes no sense: quitting smoking does not cause cancer. If anything, your friends didn't quit soon enough. And we see this all the time. People continue to smoke un ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several: American cancer society american lung assn. Local cancer organizations.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A CT scan is probably the best way to characterize/detect lung cancer. However, often times a plain X-ray of the lungs is sufficient for the initial d ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
That Depends: There are a lot of factors that determine survival without treatment for lung cancer: the cell type, how big the cancer is, whether it has spread anyw ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Limited: What type? Small cell briefly nsclc depends on location and metastasis! metastatic to lung from other organs may respond to removal responses to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Possible: Depending on genetic predisposition, it is possible for a person to get lung cancer from breathing polluted air. The risk is even higher if the pollut ... Read More

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