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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Per lung cancer, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies have shown that many folks smoke cannibus in addition to tobacco. If that's the case, it's a double whammy. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been smoking for more or less 5 years an average of 5-6 cigarettes a day. Now I stopped since 1 year. Do I have a high lung cancer risk?

Hi, I have been smoking for more or less 5 years an average of 5-6 cigarettes a day. Now I stopped since 1 year. Do I have a high lung cancer risk?

Interesting: Check this smoking study:Results: There were 37,078 women in the analytic cohort. Compared with the never smokers, former smokers had an elevated lung cancer risk (relative risk, 6.6; 95% confidence interval, 5.0 to 8.7) up to 30 years after smoking cessation for all former smokers http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/21/5/921.abstract ...Read more

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Smoking cause cancer o no?

Smoking cause cancer o no?

Causes cancer: Smoking and tobacco use in any form are causes of many cancers. Stay away from using tobacco. ...Read more

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Could smoking as such cause cancer?

Could smoking as such cause cancer?

Smoking-->Cancer.: Smoking causes cancer, yes. Lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancers, and cancers in other areas. There are 42 specific cancer-causing agents in cigarettes. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed cause cancer?

Can smoking weed cause cancer?

Marijuana & Cancer: There is no proof any any cancer in the United States developing from marijuana use. This topic is very well fleshed out by numerous articles and such online. There is a pathologist in olympia washington who also has published his research on this very issue. ...Read more

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Would smoking weed cause cancer?

Would smoking weed cause cancer?

Maybe: Despite a fair amount of study, nobody's been able to show a cancer risk. Perhaps this is because people don't smoke nearly so much of the stuff as they do cigarettes. Unfounded scare-talk about this drug, which is becoming legal in parts of the us, tends to erode the effectiveness of real warnings about the true dangers of meth, cocaine, heroin, and the others. Still, why take a drug to be silly? ...Read more

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Does smoking make a benign cancer?

Does smoking make a benign cancer?

Unclear question: Smoking is leading preventable cause of cancer in humans. The term benign cancer is an oxymoron, all cancers, by definition are malignant. ...Read more

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Could smoking cause pituitary cancer?

Could smoking cause pituitary cancer?

Yes: Although there is no large study suggesting pituitary cancer or tumors are caused by smoking, smoking can cause diffuse injury to the body's cells. After several injuries to the same cell, cancer/tumors can be started. Hence, it is possible that smoking among other environmental factors can cause cancer/tumors of the pituitary. ...Read more

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You can get cancer from smoking weed?

You can get cancer from smoking weed?

Apparently not.: Studies have started to show that marijuana appears to fight cancer rather than cause it. Studies in california have appaently demonstrated that marijuana kills brreast cancer cells, and stops their proliferation, metastasis and growth. This is just another piece of startling evidence that marijuana has many medicinal purposes. It's still controversial, and wise not to use it unless for rx.. ...Read more

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Can smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

It could: Most cancers are the result of multiple factors that affect the cells at the same time or in sequence. No one can tell for sure how much exposure to a toxin will be enough to cause cancer in an individual. My advise is that you completely avoid tobacco products. They are expensive and dangerous in many ways. Best to you. ...Read more

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Could smoking cigars (occasionally) cause cancer?

Maybe: You cannot tell how much is too much or "how many" will cause cancer. My advise is that you completely avoid tobacco products. It's like playing russian roulette. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could smoking cigar once a week cause cancer?

Thoughts? Could smoking cigar once a week cause cancer?

Less likely: Tobacco in any form is carcinogenic, so it can cause cancer. Therefore it is best to avoid cigars also altogether and adopt some other more ehalthy habbits like eating fruits, chew gum etc. ...Read more

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If you have cancer caused by smoking is it always deadly?

If you have cancer caused by smoking is it always deadly?

No: many smoking-related cancers, if found early enough, can be surgically cured. Even when not cured, the addition of new chemotherapies and immunotherapies, sometimes with surgery to reduce the total cancer "burden", can greatly lengthen life and in some cases result in long-term remission of the cancer. Best answer is STOP SMOKING NOW. ...Read more

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Please describe the mechanism by which smoking causes cancer?

Please describe the mechanism by which smoking causes cancer?

Induce / promote: Smoke contains a huge number of chemicals, some of which are potent electrophiles and intercalate themselves into dna and mutate it. The smoke also physically damages the airways killing off cells so that mutated cells with a growth advantage tend to overgrow, making more targets for the next mutation. Hope you're not a smoker or are getting help quitting. Thanks for asking. ...Read more