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What are the chances of smoker surviving lung cancer?

What are the chances of smoker surviving  lung cancer?

Depend on the stage: Will depend on the type and the stage of cancer. However, if you continue to smoke after being diagnosed of lung cancer-not only the response to treatment will be lower than if you stop smoking, but also, you will have significant risk for recurrence or other episode of primary lung cancer and other type of cancer that related to cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is it true that male smokers only have 17% chance to develope lung cancer?

Is it true that male smokers only have 17% chance to develope lung cancer?

Not just cancer: While the risk may be "only" 20-30% that's actually pretty high- 1 in every 3-5 smokers. But even if you escape cancer, having chronic lung diseases happens to almost all smokers, and it's no picnic. Feeling like you're gasping for breath every waking second is a miserable existence. ...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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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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I've been a one pack smoker for the last four years. I am 24now. I recently quit and am doing good. Are there any chances of lung cancer? What steps can I take?

I've been a one pack smoker for the last four years. I am 24now. I recently quit and am doing good. Are there any chances of lung cancer? What steps can I take?

Mild increase. Stop: The increased risk of lung cancer due to smoking is dependent both on genetics as well as lifestyle. The risk due to smoking depends both on how many packs per day but also for how many years one smokes. After quitting risk slowly decreases but not to level as if u never smoked. Some people have a genetic predisposition that requires low exposure. Some lung cancer develops in non smokers. Quit. ...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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Im a social smoker since age 20. Now im age 29 and just recently decide to quit smoking. Any chance i will still get lung cancer?

Im a social smoker since age 20. Now im age 29 and just recently decide to quit smoking. Any chance i will still get lung cancer?

Maybe: Smoking is just one cause for lung cancer.Not smoking reduces your chance to get the disease but there are other causes and non-smokers can still contract lung cancer through second hand smoke .Other cancers in the body can metasticize to the lung. In general, if you stop smoking your chances are better to not get the disease and your lungs will recover , after 10 years, to those of a non-smoker. ...Read more

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There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?

Which gene?: Egfr t790m's actual risk is unknown since nobody knows how many people without lung cancer carry the mutation. Even li fraumeni doesn't approach a 1/3 risk of lung cancer. And what would you do with this information if you had it? Hopefully you will always be a non-smoker. ...Read more

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I have never smoked and i exercise daily and eat healthy.My aunt non smoker died of lung cancer.Genetic? And what are my chances of getting it?

I have never smoked and i exercise daily and eat healthy.My aunt non smoker died of lung cancer.Genetic? And what are my chances of getting it?

Variable.: First, let me express my sincere sympathy to you regarding your loss. Losing family members to cancer is devastating. Certainly genetics can be a factor for increasing cancer risk--best highlighted by breast cancer. However, other triggers such as radon exposure or second-hand smoke can cumulatively increase your risk. Test for radon at home. Surely healthy habits will go a long way to prevention. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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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