A 32-year-old member asked:
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am i at risk of lung cancer at 26 years old?

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Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably not, but...: If you are a smoker and have smoked over 100 cigarettes then the risk of lung cancer is higher than the general population. Also, there are some young patients who may develop lung mutations that put them at risk for lung cancer.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Probably not: Probably not but one never knows - I have seen patients in their twenties who never smoked die of lung cancer. If you smoke, quit because the risk accumulates, live healthy and get regular checkups.
Answered on Aug 20, 2012
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