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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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Can being around someone who smokes cigars in front of you give you lung cancer or just asthma?

Can being around someone who smokes cigars in front of you give you lung cancer or just asthma?

Yes: Risk factors of lung cancer most definitely includes inhaling secondhand smoke. You can also learn more about risk factors at the following link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention. ...Read more

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16 old. what is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer i used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

16 old. what is my risk on throat cancer or lung cancer i used to smoke littlebit electronic cigar every day from my friend about 7 months ihav quit.

Probably low risk: Glad you aren't keeping up this unhealthy habit. Electronic cigarettes are so new it is not known what the risk of cancer is from using them. That said, your short duration of use and young age would probably make the risk lower than if you used them heavily for many years and were older. If you have particular concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from smoking cigars?

Can you get  lung cancer from smoking cigars?

Absolutely: People think that since cigar smokers rarely "inhale" smoke, that they do not have the same lung cancer risk as cigarette smokers. This thinking is not correct. Here is a study that shows the link between cigar smoking and lung cancer: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20162568 all tobacco use can be hazardous to your health; please be careful. ...Read more

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Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Yes: They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that one. ...Read more

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I walked really close in front of a huge truck and the fumes were really bad. Could this put me at risk for lung cancer?

Small risk; no habit: Don't make a habit of breathing in fumes, because the more you breathe in, the more it puts you at risk for lung cancer in the future. However, the risk is cumulative. ONE day of breathing polluted fumes won't cause lung cancer, but day after day, the risk adds up. I wouldn't worry about the truck, but if you're REALLY worried of pollution, make effort to move to a cleaner location in the future. ...Read more

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Can smoking give you lung cancer or just increase the chances of getting it?

Can smoking give you lung cancer or just increase the chances of getting it?

Increases risk: Only about 20% of lifelong smokers will develop lung cancer, so it doesn't cause cancer in everyone. Tobacco smoke interacts with genetic predisposition to lead to cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take before cigarette smoking to give you lung cancer?

How long does it take before cigarette smoking to give you lung cancer?

Wish we knew: The medical community wishes we knew the answer to this question. It's not as simple as #of years smoking=risk of cancer. There are other factors related to contracting cancer - genetic disposition and other "triggers". If you're currently smoking, the sooner you quit - the better! that we know for sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more