A 40-year-old member asked:
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might someone have lung cancer if a cop works the jail system for years?

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Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Especially if smoker of around smokers.
Answered on Apr 17, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Possible: Second hand smoke is a risk. Asbestos is a risk if the jail has those then yes or if the officer is a smoker- higher risk!
Answered on Apr 22, 2013

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