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Smoking And Cancer Risk
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I put in a wooden pipe to create the illusion that I am smoking tobacco, without the cancer risk?
If im able to quit smoking cigarettes within the next year will my cancer risk return to that of a nonsmoker? Im about to turn 25
Close to it: quitting will improve your overall prognosis. And what if it isn't 100% better? Is that a reason not to do It? No! ...Read more
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
Is there a particular cancer risk for males with a healthy lifestyle (no smoking, not overweight) if their mothers were diagnosed with breast 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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