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Can You Develop Stomach Cancer From Smoking
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
People smoke nutmeg?: Boy, i'm such a small town square... I have no idea what is mixed in that or if its pure but my gut answer is: neither god nor evolution (your pick) made lungs as receptacles for burnt or burning particles. I would assume any inhaled combusting substance has a myriad of toxins that will damage the lung short or long term. Don't smoke nutmeg or for that matter parsley, sage, rosemary, or thyme. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
STOP smoking!: The one sure way to not develop a smoking related malignancy is to not smoke. This also sets a good example for younger people that you know and will save you money as tobacco products are expensive. It's a win win situation to stop smoking if at all possible. You can do it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Bladder cancer can invade from the lining into the muscle and deeper. From that point it can spread to pelvic lymph nodes or into the bloodstream. If it gets this far even with therapy with chemotherapy the disease may not be controlled and eventually kill the patient. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Oral cancer: Smokeless tobacco can result in root exposure and subsequent loss of teeth. While this is characterized as gum disease, it's a bit different than the gum disease caused by bacteria - that most people think of when they think of gum disease.. It's possible also to develop oral cancer from tobacco use. Early detection is critical here and can help you avoid serious consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?
No simple answer: Many folks who have never smoked get cancer of the oral cavity. Even relatively light smokers can suffer high blood pressure, lung disease, including cancer or emphysema, not to mention other smoking related illness. There is added risk the longer you smoke, but why would anyone take any chance? ...Read more
Depends on the type: Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus for the most part is casued by smoking, consuming alcohol, nitrosamines, such as pickled foods and smoked meats. Adenocarcinoma is casued by acid reflux, which can lead to injury of the lining of the esophagus, causing barrett's metaplasia. Barrett's can lead to low grade, then high grade dysplasia, and finally esophageal adenocarcinoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: Yes but the overwhelming majority of thyroid cancers (are papillary thyroid cancer) which has very good 20 year survival rate and are not really life threatening if they are treated appropriately (even if they spread to the lymh nodes). These patients often die from other causes. There are4 types of thyroid cancer fortunately the most aggressive and life threatening type is also the least common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: In days gone bye, we used to advise ulcer patients not to use alcohol, caffeine and nicotine since they increased the acid secretion we all knew caused ulcers. That was before tagamet (cimetidine) and h. Pylori. So if acid can cause ulcers, nicotine might contribute. I'd worry more about COPD and lung cancer than ulcers. ...Read more
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