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A 31-year-old male asked:

Im 30 my neck and back cracks constantly i hv done a lot of general labor in past tho i hv smkd for 15 years cld this be early stages of lung cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
I hope you: Have quit smoking and tobacco. Your neck cracking, if related to lung cancer, would be advanced, but it is more likely to be non-cancer. This needs a doctor, an exam, and imaging if necessary to address your concern.
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not really: First you should stop smoking, you are concerned &causes cancer early lung cancers will not produce any symptoms, majority are detected in late stages when no longer curable. Your cracks may some other reason like early arthritis, etc and see your doctor.

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