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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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had millary tuberclosis 3years back and cured with some calcified nodules. I am a non smoker does having TB increase chances of getting lung cancer?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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