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Can you tell me how is it that smoking causes lung cancer?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Many things: Chemicals in the cigarette my cause cellular change in the lung as well as nicotine which can cause cancer in the mouth as well Cigarette smoke its tobacco tar and smoke all inflame the lungs and may lead to cancer

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

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Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Toxins: Irritation, tar and other hundreds of impurities in the cigarettes.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are other leads to of lung cancer besides smoking?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Asbestos: For mesothelioma other inhaled carcinogens some unknown some metastatic from other primaries to lung.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Tobacco's carcinogen: Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form(Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body , and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types(all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer(Aerodigestive tract
A 41-year-old member asked:

How to tell if I have lung cancer after only smoking 2 years?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Even some non smokers can have lung cancer. Your risk is increased but not 100%.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What can cause lung cancer besides smoking?

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Dr. Anthony Perez-tamayo
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Lung cancer causes: Argon gas Scars from previous lung injury Asbestos exposure Genetic susceptibility Proliferation of neural crest origin cells- small cell/carcinoid.

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