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Risks for any smoking related cancers right now/ in future, 27 yrs old male, smoked socially (apx. 4-6 pack months in total) for 7 yrs, quit 1 yr ago?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Risk is down: It takes about 5 years of non-smoking for the risk to equal that of your age group. Lung cancer can occur even in non smokers but as you know smoking markedly increases the risk.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

Chances for smoking related cancers right now/ in future, 27 yrs old male, smoked socially (appx. 6 pack months in total) for 7 yrs, quit 1 yr ago?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Very low : Glad you stopped. Risk is measurable for cancer after ten or so pack years. You did some irreversible damage to your lungs but it's small.

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Last updated Jan 8, 2018

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