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What are the chances of a sixteen year old boy with lung cancer pulling through?

What are the chances of a sixteen year old boy with lung cancer pulling through?

It depends: If this is a primary lung cancer, meaning it started in the lung, it depends on the stage and type of cancer. Early (stage 1) lung cancers can be cured with surgery. At 16, a primary lung cancer would be extremely rare; a metastatic cancer (from a cancer that started somewhere else) is more likely. Some of these can be cured (testis cancer in particular), but i'm sorry to tell you most cannot. ...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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Is it possible for a 16-year-old to have lung cancer?

I have seen one case: In 35 years of practice focused on lung cancer, so it is very rare. We call cancers from their source of origin because it helps us decide how to manage the problem and what the outlook is. A "lung cancer" in an adolescent would be so outside the norm, we would not have those answers. One must be sure it is not lymphoma, germ cell tumor, or metastasis from another place. ...Read more

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63 year old man, liver, lymfnodes and lung cancer. What are chances for survival?

63 year old man, liver, lymfnodes and lung cancer. What are chances for survival?

Can you clarify?: If lung cancer has spread to remote lymph nodes or to the liver, there won't be a cure, but the quality of life can be maintained for months or perhaps years. If these are separate cancers, arising independently, cure is unlikely but not out of the question. ...Read more

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Im 16 years old boy i have smoked about 1 a week for 6 months now. can i get a lung cancer?

Im 16 years old boy i have smoked about 1 a week for 6 months now. can i get a lung cancer?

Not likely: While smoking increases your chances for lung cancer, there are also other factors at play. Smoking for 6 months is not a major risk factor, especially if you stop now. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a healthy, non smoker(quit 5 years ago), 36 year old, caucasian, male, no family history of cancer getting lung cancer?

What are the chances of a healthy, non smoker(quit 5 years ago), 36 year old, caucasian, male, no family history of cancer getting lung cancer?

Low: Need more info. It is more common in heavy sm9ker abovevage of 50. It is not impossible though to have lung cancer at young age but i would rule out more common problems such an infection etc. It also depends on the duration and the quantity of smoking. In anyway, i would recommend to followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are chances 18 year old as lung cancer? Never smoked but has been exposed to second hand smoke entire life ?

What are chances 18 year old as lung cancer? Never smoked but has been exposed to second hand smoke entire life ?

HIghly unlikely: Your risk at this age would be extremely low but you are still at a slightly higher risk to develop lung cancer later in life from the exposure. I would not lose sleep over it however since the risk is at best minimal. If you are concerned because of a chronic cough, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Chances of having lung cancer smoking 2-3 cigarets a day since 25 years old now 44?

Chances of having lung cancer smoking 2-3 cigarets a day since 25 years old now 44?

Higher than nonsmoke: The chance that you develop lung cancer is still significantly higher than other people who don't smoke. Why do you have to push your luck on this matter. It is never too late to quit smoking. ...Read more

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Is there a chance for a heavy smoker to get diagnosed with lung cancer at 30 years old ?

Is there a chance for a heavy smoker to get diagnosed with lung cancer at 30 years old ?

Yes: 30 years old is young but cigarettes have a strong link to lung cancer and it is possible. If you are concerned or have symptoms like blood in the sputum please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

I'm 22 years old and have been smoking cigarettes for 10 years...I've been around it all my life tho...Do I have a good chance to get lung cancer?

Increased risk: http://goo.gl/kkxkn work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. First and second hand exposure increases risk. Quitting decreases risk. There are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

From national cancer institute: "cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. These types are diagnosed based on how the cells ...Read more