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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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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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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Could you get lung cancer from things other then smoking?

Could you get lung cancer from things other then smoking?

Yes: There are different kinds of lung cancer and some of them are not caused by smoking such as asbestos exposure. However, the vast majority of lung cancers are related to cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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I am wondering what help do you get if you get lung cancer or have a stroke?

I am wondering what help do you get if you get lung cancer or have a stroke?

?: What kind of help are you looking for? There are support groups, and services are available. ...Read more

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Can you get lung cancer if your spouse smoked for years?

Can you get lung cancer if your spouse smoked for years?

Can get cancer: We know, lung cancer in "never smoked" population, if looked at as a seperate disease would rank in the top 10 lethal cancers in usa. Second hand smoke exposure is a known risk. http://goo.gl/q3itr should work with family physician to maximize overall wellness. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you smoke until you get lung cancer?

Non specific: Smokers get more lung cancer. Heavy smokers get more lung cancer, but even minimal smokers, and second hand smokers can get, and have higher occurrence of lung cancers number of packs per day, and years used increase risk. ...Read more

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At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

Mainly in older peop: There is no specific age in lung cancer, yes it is possible at age 20, but extremely rare, it can happen even in people who never smoked. However the majority of lung cancer patients are in their 50s and older, and the longer the history of smoking, the higher the risk. There are multiple research projects going on to try to identify genetic/hereditary factors. ...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