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Quitting Smoking Causes Cancer
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
Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?
Yes: Risk for oral cancer remains elevated 6 years after stopping smoking, though it does decline from it's highest risk. A 1999 study indicated that after 10 years of no smoking, risk of oral cancer approximates the risk of someone who has never smoked. Drinking alcohol is also a risk factor for oral cancers, so you may want to think about eliminating that risk factor. Keep up the not smoking!! :) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had cancer surgery 3 months ago, but i'm having a hard time quitting smoking. Besides patches, what can I do?
Different programs: 1 800 no butts.Get a more detailed answer ›
Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Per lung cancer, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right clavicle looks like it disappears on the midclavicular line. Supraclavicular fossa seems bulkier. Is this normal? I'm really scared i've got cancer. It may be psychological as I am in the process of quitting smoking and i'm a medical student. I h
Med student syndrome: I developed almost everything that i was studying, including finding lymph nodes in my neck and being sure i had hodgkins disease. It is probably nothing, and head/neck cancer or lung cancer in a young person (i am presuming you are) would be incredibly unusual. Get a physical exam by a physician, if for no other reason for re-assurance. You need some hobbies, interests and other things in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Smoking is terrible for our entire physiology- skin, blood vessels, lungs, bladder, etc etc. Continuing to smoke will continue to damage most every organ in your body. Quitting smoking may be the most important thing you could do to improve your health, which of course includes your skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
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