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A 48-year-old member asked:

what are the odds of cancer in a 19 year old?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
100% if it's you: Hodgkin's, osteosarcoma, ewing's, and testicular cancer (men) peak around this age, and the common adult cancers start making their appearance. It's not so common as in older folks, but if you have some reason to be concerned, get seen. It's the smart thing to do.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

What is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? I have smoked for one year. 19 years old am i at risk?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Glad you quit: Your lifetime risk is slightly increased over your peers, but the fact that you quit keeps you well below the one-in-six change that smoking will give you a cancer that will kill you.

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