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Can You Get Throat Cancer If You Dont Smoke
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
Unknown: We don't know the exact amount of smoking that increases your risk of the many kinds of cancers which are related to smoking but, we do know that non-smokers are far less likely to develop larynx cancer. Consider the risks of cancer, heart disease, amputations and the expense...It's totally worth it to quit. You can get help from a tobacco cessation group or from your physician. ...Read more
Can you lung cancer if you don't smoke? Can you still get lung cancer if you smoked for only 10 years?
Initially no symptom: A breast cancer can grow for about 8 to 10 years before it reaches 1 centimeter in diameter - about 3/8's of an inch. A breast cancer that size would likely have no symptoms at all, and would be unlikely to be detected on a breast exam by you or your doctor. However, a breast cancer could show up on a mammogram years before it reaches even 1 centimeter in size. Do your mammograms as recommended. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Health maintain: Collaborative health maintenance is critical to your health. If you smoke, you should stop. There are guidelines and recommendations as to who should undergo testing/screening. This may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/publications-and-resources/what-know-ascos-guidelines/what-know-accp-and-asco-guideline-lung-cancer-screening/recommendations-lung-cancer-screening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends;: Unfortunately lung cancer is usually diagnosed in more advanced stages because it can be silent. Depending on the region it involves, symptoms could varry from cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, affecting voice quality. If cancer is found incidentally in early stages( patient not symptomatic and cancer found incidentally), the cure rate can be excellent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just don't...: Smoking is dangerous and deadly habit. You are 16 years old and it is strongly advised to not start smoking and end up setting yourself up for increased health risks. In addition, with asthma you already have lungs that are sensitive to triggers - smoking could lead to a dangerous acute wheezing/bronchospasm episode and will most certainly increase your asthma symptoms. Take care of your body! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have strep throat how long do you have to wait until you can make out and/or have sex with someone?
Yes: Not sure what you are really trying to ask here. ...Read more
What if you have pain in your stomach and. Spit allot cause you gag if you swallow but you don't do tobacco?
Not sure why you: Think that smoking or not smoking is the key issue here. Many conditions can cause the symptoms you have, and only a complete history, physical examination and probably some lab tests can define what the problem is, or isn't. See your health care provider. Everything from gastritis to ulcers to appendicitis can cause your symptoms, and nobody can diagnose it online. ...Read more
PrimarybDoc: Your primary doc will resolve the problem or direct in the right direction. ...Read more
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