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A 44-year-old member asked:

Which types of cancer do smoking cause?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 29 years experience
Many: Tobacco smoking is associated with the development of many types of malignancies. Lung cancer is one that most people think of, but smoking is also associated with greater likelihoods of cancers of the lip, mouth, tongue, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, uterine cervix, and anus (to name some). Smoking is one of the worst possible habits for the human body...

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Smoking cannot be associated with what type of cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Most of them: "prostate and colon, maybe breast, a bunch more." truth is, there are thousands of types of cancer. The relationship between lung, pancreatic, esophageal, oropharyngeal, kidney, and blader cancer and tobacco smoking is painfully obvious. For others results vary and the likelihood of confounding variables (i.e., smokers exercise less) will interfere with interpreting.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can smoking cause lunger cancer?

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Dr. Jon Krook
General Surgery 24 years experience
Cigarettes are bad: Cigarettes when burnt create a toxic witches brew which people willingly inhale. It even generates carbon monoxide which most of us are afraid enough of to have detectors in our house. The smoke causes irritation of the lining of the lung. This chronic irritation can cause cancer. Benzene is a byproduct of cigarette smoke, which is a known carcinogen. Stop smoking!
A 49-year-old member asked:

Could smoking as such cause cancer?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
YES!!!!: Smoking is one of the worst things you can do to yourself. It leads to a multitude of cancers and other non malignant diseases. Please do not smoke!
A 21-year-old male asked:

Smoking cause cancer o no?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
BIG TIME!!!: Smoking tobacco increases one's risk of getting lung cancer 25 times more than non-smokers. Smoking also increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx, pharynx , nose & sinuses, esophagus , liver, pancreas, stomach, kidney, bladder, cervix and bowel, as well as one type of ovarian cancer & some types of leukaemia. There is also evidence that smoking may increase the risk of breast cancer.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if this type of cancer is avoidable by not smoking or drinking?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Several: Lung cancer. Oropharyngeal cancer. Even cervical cancer is increased in smokers. But not smoking or drinking is not protective. This just reduces your risk.

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