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What Are The Chances Of Me Getting Cancer If I Smoke
QUIT & chance drops!: Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent. People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Self destructive: First, i enjoy a dos equis as much as the next guy but i would advise against you "getting drunk". Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter and will lead to injury or worse. Second, you can never tell how much tobacco exposure will trigger injury to your lungs and cardio system. Please, do yourself a big favor: avoid all tobacco and exercise self control when drinking. ...Read more
My auntie was 63 when she died of lung cancer and she was a non smoker.What are the chances of me getting it?Im healthy and fit and have never smoked
What are my chances to get cancer if i smoked hookah for 8 months once a week (with friends so not all the hookah), and stopped a year ago ?
Yes,esp. if continue: It would be very unusual for a 17 yo to develop cancer due to smoking, but every puff you take increases your risk and as you continue over time that risk will only increase. If you stop, over time your risk will return to normal. Why take any chances? Stop now as it will only get harder to stop over time.See http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/. ...Read more
May be: Why do you smoke, knowing full well that it is not good for your health? Why take a chance? Tobacco acts synergistically with other carcinogens. Please quit asap. ...Read more
What is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? I have smoked for one year. 19 years old am i at risk?
What are the chances that I would get cancer from smoking cigarettes? Does everyone who smokes get cancer?
No, not everyone: There are more than 50 million smokers in the US, and about 1 million people a year get cancer, and about half of them will die from it. Over 90% of the 200 thousand deaths per year of lung and head/neck cancer are directly due to smoking, as are many other kinds of cancer (often smoking together with excessive alcohol use). Smoking also kills people from heart attack, stroke and other illnesses. ...Read more
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