Hampton Bays, NY
A 16-year-old male asked:
I have vaped a couple of times with my friends mainly this summer around 20 times or so, and 40 days ago i started having shortness of breath and chest pains. went to the doctor and they said my lungs sounded normal. could i have lung cancer? im 16
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Short of breath: lung cancer is not the first thing that comes to mind.
I do think seeing a pulmonologist is indicated. This could be a form of asthma.
If your breathing or chest pains get worse then go to the emergency department where some tests might be done and give you an answer.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
STOP vaping !!!!!: Doubt cancer at your age. E- cigarettes may contain volatile organic compounds, heavy metals (like lead, tin & nickel), ultrafine particles (which may be drawn deep into lungs), diacetyl & Nicotine which is addictive. REF: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/ Electronic cigarettes may harm health - especially in young people.
139 viewsReviewed Sep 18, 2019
Last updated Sep 18, 2019
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