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Risk Factors For Lung Cancer
Lifestyle choices: Cigarette smoking, promiscuous unprotected sex, and low fiber diet or positve family history are simple answers for your listed afflictions, respectively. Screening tests for lung cancer (CT chest), and colon cancer (colonoscopy) are available. Check the American Cancer Society website to determine if you fit the appropriate category to have these exams. ...Read more
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
Rephrase: besides 30 year pack history what are other significant risk factors for screening for lung cancer? Family history? Other cancer? Polyps?
Many things: >80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking. However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I smoked in my 20s then moved away from major cities and pollution at 40, is my risk for lung cancer high?
Higher than normal: Any time you smoke, you increase the risk of lung cancer. Even if you quit, the risk is still higher than someone who has never smoked. But, this doesn't mean that you should, then, keep smoking. The sooner you stop smoking the better. And the issue of whether someone develops lung cancer or not depends on many factors in addition to smoking, such as genetic disposition, etxc. But stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
While it not zero...: It is remarkably reduced, and closer to the people who never smoked, and life is not a pursuit with zero risk. We try to control the things that we can, and sometimes young folks foolishly start to smoke not realizing the hazard, especially that once hooked it is hard to quit. Also, it's number of years and packs smoked not age stopping. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My friend smokes daily. Multiple times a day. She has for about 4 years now. What is her risk of getting lung cancer?
Elevated: Across the developed world, 90% of lung cancer deaths in men during the year 2000 were attributed to smoking (70% for women). Smoking accounts for 80–90% of lung cancer cases. The more and the longer your friend smokes, the greater the risk. Heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease are also serious consequences of smoking as is chronic lung disease (emphysema) with poor life quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im very afraid that i get Lung cancer i used tosmoke about 1-2 cigarette a week i did this about 6 month, what is the risk i get lung cancer. ?
Not great: While smoking has been associated with lung cancer, the variant is squamous Ca. That usually requires 1 or more pcks per day and for a prolonged time measured in years. The concern now is in developing adenoCa of the lung which is more frequent and in mostly non smokers.. Periodic check ups are always worth while. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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