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B 17 Lung Cancer
Not just cancer: While the risk may be "only" 20-30% that's actually pretty high- 1 in every 3-5 smokers. But even if you escape cancer, having chronic lung diseases happens to almost all smokers, and it's no picnic. Feeling like you're gasping for breath every waking second is a miserable existence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Evaluation: Radiology is not indicated for asymptomatic 39 year old smoker. Your family physician can review your history and risk factors to help assess risk and refer for appropriate screening if indicated. There are clear criteria for appropriate screening. You can also learn more at the following links: http://goo.Gl/gu9ms http://goo.Gl/8k1lp http://goo.Gl/oqvsp. ...Read more
Does teenagers get lung cancer? My friend started smoking at already 12 years of age and is now 17, is she in great risk right now?
How possible is it for a 33 year old smoker to get lung cancer after 17 years of smoking 12 a day?
Bad luck: You don't need to smoke a lot to cause cancer. They asked jack nicklaus how he kept winning. "luck, " he said. "but you just beat every golfer in the world?! that's luck? " "absolutely, " answered jack, "and the more i practice, the luckier i get." smoking is like the outside of practicing. The more you smoke, the unluckier you get. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's important to know what type: non-small cell or small cell. Based on the staging you mentioned, it seems likely non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc). Stage iiib nsclc is best managed with chemotherapy and radiation. Prognosis is based on performance status, weight loss, age, as well as stage. 5 year survival approx 25% with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. Hope that helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 17 have been smoking for a year and in the last half a year almost two packs a day do I have bigger chances of getting lung cancer?
Quit Now: Quit NOW, before it's too late. Now the increased risk you have done to your body is largely theoretical (although some might argue some permanent harm has already been done). Keep it up for a few more years and we will be able to tell you more precisely how much you are risking your life. Don't start killing yourself until you are at least out of your teens. When UR older, you'll know better. ...Read more
I am 20 years old. I have smoked since i was 17, am i at risk for lung cancer? Right away, or in the future. Im now "only" smoking 2 cigarettes a day
Yes and yes: http://goo.gl/kkxkn genetics impact on when one develops cancer. Risk of cancer is associated with amount of exposure and duration of exposure. Tobacco exposure is associated with numerous cancers as well as other non-cancer diseases such as heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease. The sooner you quit the better your long term chance of healthy survival. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General discomfort in left lung, random sharp pain, had X-ray nothing there but that was 1-2 months ago, I'm 17, don't smoke, worried it's lung cancer?
Cancer unlikely: It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
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