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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can exposure to second hand smoke during childhood lead to an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Yes: Second hand smoke exposure is a risk for the development of lung cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: Second hand smoke can increase risk of lung cancer. 3000 americans die each year of lung cancer related to second hand smoker. Best is not to start smoking and avoid smokers when they are lighting up.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Might exposure to second hand smoke during childhood cause an increased risk of lung cancer in my later years?

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Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 33 years experience
Yes: Second hand smoking can cause an increased risk of cancer. Google us department of health and human services the health consequences of smoking: a report of the surgeon general. Atlanta, georgia: centers for disease control and prevention, office on smoking and health, 2004.

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