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Do People Get Lung Cancer In There Twentys
Is it possible for a 28 year old female to get lung cancer in a smoker I smoke 10-14 smokes a day my upper back always hurts?
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
Get evaluated: About 10% of the lung cancers occur in non-smokers. Among never-smokers aged 40 to 79 years lung cancer ranged from 14.4 to 20.8 per 100, 000 person-years in women and 4.8 to 13.7 per 100, 000 person-years in men. Irrespective of the national rate, persistent cough should be evaluated asap to prevent further damage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Higher than normal: There are several reasons why a family history of lung cancer may increase your risk. The members involved may share similar habits like smoking or if they live together and everyone who does not smoke gets exposed to smoke from at least one smoker. Also if the family lives in a place where they are exposed to carcinogens such as radon. Genes may also play a role but not well defined as of yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can marijuana only smokers get lung cancer? If so, where does one find case studies or database to find these people?
No registry as far: As i know, but cases in the literature are limited to very heavy smokers, particularly people for whom it is a cultural and religious experience (rastafarians in jamaica, for example). The overwhelming majority of regular marijuana smokers also smoke tobacco, so it is hard to tease these apart. In general, the "tars" in marijuana are less harmful than tobacco, but there may be additives;herbicide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?
Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes...: Both environmental (asbestos, radon, other people's smoke, and many heavy metals and likely pollutants) and genetic ( new molecular based understanding of the epidermal growth factor receptor, path and mutations, and other molecular causes exciting researchers). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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