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Midlothian, IL
A 24-year-old male asked:

Grandma smoked over 40 years but quit in 1994. is she still high risk for smoking related cancer or has enough time passed where her body recovered?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
Comparative risk: Her risk of smoking-related cancer will always be higher than that of a person who never smoked, but it is by now far lower than it would have been had she continued to smoke after 1994.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2015

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