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How fast does your chance of getting cancer go down after quitting smoking?

How fast does your chance of getting cancer go down after quitting smoking?

Not fast enough: If some one quits after several years of smoking , due to yeasrs of exposure still they can get lung cancer but incidence may be slighly less than some one still smoking. Only conclusion is never smoke, dont get exposed to secondary smoke. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?

Benefits of quitting smoking? I've heard that the chances of cancer reduce and there are all numbers but is there any proof?

What is your idea of: Proof? Numbers are good evidence that quitting smoking will reduce your risk of cancer. Do you know any benefit of smoking? You should quit while you are ahead! ...Read more

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Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking ?

Can you get oral cancer 6 years after quitting smoking ?

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 more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down. One's breath and clothes smell better also! think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

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 more

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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 more

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Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

No: There is a small amount of evidence that some unusual bowel conditions may improve with smoking, but this is far outweighed by the mounds of evidence that prove that smoking cigarettes kills! quit! ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

Does quitting smoking help the skin look better? Do the wrinkles it causes go away?

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 more

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What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

Stress: Changing habits - especially one that has a chemical content can be emotionally stressful. Nicotine is a real thing and lacking it is a challenge to your body. Ask a doctor for help getting through this time. You're doing a good thing. People will be happy to help. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

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


Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more