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How Much Do You Need To Smoke To Get Cancer
No magic number: but an old statistic which I think holds is that if an individual smokes 7 or more cigarettes, they have a 90% chance of becoming dependent and a chronic smoker. There are rare individuals who really do smoke "socially," having 1-2 cigarettes at special occasions a few times a year, without developing dependence, but they are few and far between. ...Read more
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
No easy answer to: That question. Depends on how much you use, and how potent the preparation is, as well as your sensitivity to the cancer causing effects of tobacco - all of those are highly variable. For most people, it is about the same amount of time that smoking causes cancer, a decade or more and usually 20-30 years of use, but some people are highly sensitive and have problems much earlier. ...Read more
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
Depends: You're not supposed to get high on medicinal mj! you're supposed to get pain or nausea relief. Medicinal marijuana has its thc content limited by statute. Domestic mj has on average 40% thc. Most statutes limit thc to less than 20%. How high you get is very individual & dependent on many factors. But your question implies your are trying to "game" the system by illegally using medical mj. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Do you mean you could have not got it for your or others' timely need? If so, ask the treating medical oncologist who should have much better idea and contact about abiraterone availability in the market than the average doc. ...Read more
Not much: Cigarettes are designed by the manufacturers to maximize the amount of internal addictive substances. After all they want to keep their market flowing. If your metabolism is sensitive, then several cigarettes can get you started. Some require a little more. Best to not start as this addiction is dangerous and very deep seated. ...Read more
Exercise: It is likely necessary for you to exercise aerobically 4 to 5 times a week, and weigh train at least twice a week in addition to a healthy diet in order to be in a significant level of fitness. Start at reasonable levels, consult with a trainer if necessary and increase your workouts in intensity as you become stronger.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family Practice: Damage is already occuring whenever we smoke but evidence is not usually seen or heard for years. Smokers are at higher risk for stroke, heart disease, copd, and cancer. Therefore we should never start. Strongly encourage you to quit if you do. Thank you for asking. It was a good question. ...Read more
Can somebody tell me how much you would need to be near smokers to get killed or get cancer from secondhand smoking?
No simple answer: But cases where people have gotten cancers related to smoking from second hand smoke involved very high level exposure over long periods of time - people working in bars/restaurants where there was lots of smoke, people living with smokers in the household who smoked indoors etc. Casual exposures from time to time are unlikely to cause any major or permanent harm, and certainly not getting killed. ...Read more
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
Vasectomy: Vasectomy costs around $1000. Most health insurance plans have some coverage for vasectomy, because it's cheaper than pregnancy and healthcare for children. As far as age for vasectomy, that's not the most important issue. You have to be old enough, mature enough to make a permanent decision. If you're not 100% sure that you will never want to father another child, don't have the procedure. ...Read more
Tumor: Type and extent of tumor determines if one or both should be used. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have diabetes symptoms and want to get tested but don't want to pay to much ?
No particular weight: The best candidates for liposuction or those with discrete fat deposits when their overall weight is not excessive. However, if there is excess skin in the same area the overall appearance would not be improved. Thus, a majority of women who have had kids who have excess fat in the abdominal area also need skin removed(& muscle tightening) to achieve an improved appearance: abdominoplasty ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Known, so Stop!: Tobacco causes cancer. How much and when we don't know. Not only do different people have different body types and differing resistance, but other factors also are important. For example, alcohol consumption also adds to the risk of oral cancer. Don't take a chance, don't use tobacco! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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