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

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
Dr. Ben Fergusonanswered
General Surgery 10 years experience
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
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Unheard of: Developmental abnormalities can occur in any organ, but lung cancer, as we know it, is an acquired malady caused by alterations of many normal genes..... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Risk: The longer you live/work/recreate in a smoke free environment, the less the chance of cancer. And the differences are dramatic. Please go over your en... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on stage: Stage 1a - maybe never (die of something else) stage 4 - several weeks to few months.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: American cancer society american lung assn. Local cancer organizations.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
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

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