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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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Could a child develop lung cancer if they are around their parents a lot who both smoke?

Could a child develop lung cancer if they are around their parents a lot who both smoke?

Unfortunately sad: Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. Even one per day is >300 cigarettes a year. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. Please speak with family physician, respect yourself and be well. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes? Does everyone who smokes get cancer?

What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes? Does everyone who smokes get cancer?

No, not everyone: There are more than 50 million smokers in the US, and about 1 million people a year get cancer, and about half of them will die from it. Over 90% of the 200 thousand deaths per year of lung and head/neck cancer are directly due to smoking, as are many other kinds of cancer (often smoking together with excessive alcohol use). Smoking also kills people from heart attack, stroke and other illnesses. ...Read more

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If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

Could be: If you smoked 20 cig (1 pacK in USA) X 1 yr that is 1 pack year. To develope disease an average of 20 pack yrs are required Likely if stoped after 1 yr will be normal within q year if any damage occured. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer from inhaling mold and how much time you need inhale to get cancer. I'm 21 years old. Smoked like 20-30 cigarettes with mold?

Can you get lung cancer from inhaling mold and how much time you need  inhale to get cancer. I'm 21 years old. 
Smoked like 20-30 cigarettes with mold?

Yes: Depending on the type of mold and the amount that was inhaled and the time period, it can be dangerous and toxic, potentially triggering lung cancer. If you develop respiratory symptoms, see your MD. You can get various tests to evaluate for lung disease including CXR, Pulmonary function tests, pulse oximetry, etc, to evaluate different aspects of lung disease. ...Read more

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Could a person who smokes cigars only on special occassions not be addicted to nicotine?

Could a person who smokes cigars only on special occassions not be addicted to nicotine?

Sure, but . . . : In order to be addicted (that is, dependent) on nicotine, people need to show a problematic pattern of substance use, which leads to impairment or distress. Very infrequent use of cigars, while risky, could be done without developing tolerance or withdrawal symptoms, hallmarks of addictions. Unfortunately, cigar smokers often begin celebrating more often and become addicted, risking their health. ...Read more

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My Friend said that if a guy who smokes cums inside you, you will be harmed with the negative side affects of smoke even wrinkles

My Friend said that if a guy who smokes cums inside you, you will be harmed with the negative side affects of smoke even wrinkles

Nicotine: I believe you are actually much younger than the stated age of 22, as the question suggests a significant lack of information about an adult activity that most 22 year olds would have. Please discuss sex with your parents and not online. In the mean time, if you practiced responsible, safe sex, you would not have to worry about nicotine. In fact, an STD or pregnancy will give you more wrinkle. ...Read more

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When children are exposed to second hand smoke, can you see any smoke coming from their lungs?

When children are exposed to second hand smoke, can you see any smoke coming from their lungs?

No: But the effect of smoke accumulates in their lungs and predisposes them to asthma and lung infections. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the particles that a lung cancer patient emmit when he/she coughs or exhale?

Can you tell me which are the particles that a lung cancer patient emmit when he/she coughs or exhale?

Mucous and blood: You can have pieces of a lung cancer coughed up if it involves the airway, but usually it is mucous and blood. Even if tumor is present, you cannot pass cancer to someone else. ...Read more

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Will second hand marijuana smoke get into someone's system...do you inhale the smoke if marijuana is smoked around you for example in the car.

Will second hand marijuana smoke get into someone's system...do you inhale the smoke if marijuana is smoked around you for example in the car.

Yes: if you can smell it you are breathing it in the amount that enters your body depends on the concentration of your exposure ...Read more

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Can someone over the age of 70 get a lung transplant?

Can someone over the age of 70 get a lung transplant?

Yes: There are a number of transplant centers in the United States that will perform lung transplant in patients greater than 70 years of age. I personally have had a number of 75 year olds transplanted at certain centers in the northeast or florida. Calling around to these centers will help identify where to go. ...Read more

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Are the more risk being put under aesthetics with someone who smokes?

Are the more risk being put under aesthetics with someone who smokes?

Yes: You should stop smoking before any surgical procedure as you are at increased risk for lung problems, wound problems, or cardiac problems. Not to mention stopping smoking is just the right thing to do. ...Read more

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Of the total of people who are exposed to second hand smoke, how many of them would get cancer?

Of the total of people who are exposed to second hand smoke, how many of them would get cancer?

It is: Clearly a risk, but the measure is of tyhise exposed versus those not exposed, and cases observed versus expected. Epidemiologist don not provide straight answers, or answer questions with simple answers. ...Read more

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If someone smokes marijuana and you have sex with them, is there a chance you will get marijuana in your system from kissing, or through the semen ?

If someone smokes marijuana and you have sex with them, is there a chance you will get marijuana in your system from kissing, or through the semen ?

No: Technically there might be extremely tiny tiny amounts of chemicals from marijuana in your partner's saliva and semen, but this would never possibly be nearly enough to affect you in any way or give you a positive drug test. ...Read more

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)

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 ...Read more