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What are the chances of me getting cancer if I smoke?

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 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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Do you think that i could get cancer if i smoke a cigarette once in a while when im drunk?

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

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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

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

May not be genetic: Most of the time , lung cancers may not be by genetic transmission , how ever lung cancers in non smokers , in some cases genetic efgr mutations are noted , tumors are usually non small cell , and adenocarcinomas ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Very low: But it is great that you are aware of the dangers of smoking. In general, and the correlation with cancer. The longer the exposure more risk not only with cancer induction, but with cardiovascular disease, etc. ...Read more

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My age is 17 and i smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer ?

My age is 17 and i smoke 1 to 3 in a day can I get cancer ?

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

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If i'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

If i'm nineteen and I smoke a few cigarettes a day, is it likely I will get cancer?

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

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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 is the percentage chance for a smoker to develope cancer? I have smoked for one year. 19 years old am i at risk?

Glad you quit: Your lifetime risk is slightly increased over your peers, but the fact that you quit keeps you well below the one-in-six change that smoking will give you a cancer that will kill you. ...Read more

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I am smoking from 2 years...I smoke daily 2-3...If i quit than are there chances of cancer?

I am smoking from 2 years...I smoke daily 2-3...If i quit than are there chances of cancer?

Good : Good you stopped smoking, and reduced the chances to get lung cancer to minimum but still you are at a higher risk than some one who never smoked. ...Read more

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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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If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

If I smoke will I get lung cancer?

15%: 15% of smokers (>100 cigarettes in a lifetime) develop lung cancer. 80% of all lung cancer is caused by smoking. If you stop smoking, your risk of lung cancer decreases each year after stopping. ...Read more

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