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How Much Do You Have To Smoke To Get Lung Cancer
Not a lot: 15% of smokers (>100 total cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. If you smoke 4 cigarettes per day, that is >1200 cigarettes a year! 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Both direct and secondhand smoking of tobacco (and marijuana) are unsafe. Additionally, numerous other diseases and cancers are related to smoking. Don't smoke and markedly increase your odds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How do you get lung cancer? If you don't smoke? Myparents smoked, but i always hated the way the stuff smelled. When i got older, i made them go outside to smoke, and i haven't been around smokers in years. Sohow could I have lung cancer?
I : I agree with dr. Leeman's answer entirely. Clearly, the most common cause of lung cancer is due to cigarette smoking. As an added piece of information, exposure to radon gas, usually by way of poorly vented basements, is one of the more likely causes of lung cancer when smoking is not a factor. You live in cook county, illinois and in general, it is listed as a county with moderate potential for levels of radon (in the range of 2-4 pci/l). You may want to have your home assessed for radon levels and if they are elevated have a reputable radon mitigation company discuss options for your home - usually a simple venting system is all that is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hai doc my cousin is 15 your old she is smoker but she stop to smoke she can get a lung cancer or not?
85%+ of: Lung cancer caused by tobacco, more in males. Stopping before age 35 decreased risk to that of non-smokers. But there is no guarantee. Never smoking is best quitting young second best, but quitting at any age decreases risk. And it is not just ling cancer (head and neck, esophagus, bladder), heart, vascular, and lung deaths too. ...Read moreSee 2 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
Unlikely: "from 2006-2010, the median age at death for cancer of the lung and bronchus was 72 years of age. Approximately 0.0% died under age 20; 0.1% between 20 and 34; 1.1% between 35 and 44; 7.8% between 45 and 54; 19.6% between 55 and 64; 30.5% between 65 and 74; 30.1% between 75 and 84; and 10.8% 85+ years of age" http://goo.gl/5mixx risk decreases with time. http://goo.gl/vd4ue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a worried teenager thinking that every dises will hit me. What can I do to calm down? ( i used to smoke fear of lung cancer especially.
Health anxiety: Health anxiety is not uncommon, and can make you fear having all kinds of diseases that you don't have. It can make you interpret every body sensation as something dire. It's great that you stopped smoking -- congratulations on eliminating that risk! there is excellent help for health anxiety through psychotherapy. See a therapist you trust and have rapport with. Work w/pcp on overall health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24 yrs and I went to a hospital worried about lung cancer my blood analysis and xray came healthy should I worried I use to smoke meth and weed?
Watch for changes: In general, for the short number of years you would have smoked, you should be okay. Lung cancer risk is a lot about genetics and other factors, not just smoking. Congratulations on not smoking any longer. Just keep track of any new breathing symptoms. Also a change in cough or unexplained weight loss should be looked into. ...Read more
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