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What Is The Chance Of A Teenager Getting Lung Cancer
Rare: Lung cancer from smoking would be very rare in a teenager. There are many forms of lung cancer. Cancer can be in the lung due to spread of cancer from some other body area. If this is in relation to smoking, just don't. It will be the best thing you ever do for yourself not to smoke or if you do, to stop! ...Read more
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
I am a worried teenager thinking that every dises will hit me. What can I do to calm down? (i used to smoke fear of lung cancer especially.
Health anxiety: Health anxiety is not uncommon, and can make you fear having all kinds of diseases that you don't have. It can make you interpret every body sensation as something dire. It's great that you stopped smoking -- congratulations on eliminating that risk! There is excellent help for health anxiety through psychotherapy. See a therapist you trust and have rapport with. Work w/pcp on overall health. ...Read more
No.: It's not common for teenagers to get lung cancer, smoking or not. A small fraction of a percent of lung cancer patients are diagnosed before the age of 35, and the largest fraction is in the 55-85 age group. Lifelong smoking that begins early on in teenage years or earlier does increase the chance of developing lung cancer later on, however. ...Read more
Does teenagers get lung cancer? My friend started smoking at already 12 years of age and is now 17, is she in great risk right now?
I'm 16 I had my 1st cigarette 2 years ago. For around 6 months I smoked a lot. What are the chances of me having lung cancer? I get slight chest pains
Quit Now: Very few things you do in your whole life will benefit you more than quitting smoking. This includes cigarettes, cigars, joints snuff, chewing tobacco and vaping. You will enjoy better health and over time will be able to buy several new cars with the money you save. You haven't smoked long enough yet to seriously worry about lung cancer, but if you don't quit you'll be there soon enough. ...Read more
Higher than normal: There are several reasons why a family history of lung cancer may increase your risk. The members involved may share similar habits like smoking or if they live together and everyone who does not smoke gets exposed to smoke from at least one smoker. Also if the family lives in a place where they are exposed to carcinogens such as radon. Genes may also play a role but not well defined as of yet. ...Read more
I'm 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
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?
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
Mum had breast cancer and dad had lung cancer, both passed away. What are my chances? Can I get a full body cancer check? I am clinically obese.
Scan not neede: Unless Mums breast Ca was genetically induced thru BRACA any development of breast Ca would be environmental and the issue resolved with mammography. Lung cancer, especially is related to smoking is not passed down in a familiar manner. Basic medical exam yearly should suffice to define need for specific scans. ...Read more
Quit smoking cigs after 4 pack years. Still smoke alot of marijuana and have for 7 years. Chances I have lung cancer? Should I get a chest xray or no?
Lung CA &chest xray: Well first of all please stop smoking tob and do not start again. MJ can have real adverse effects as well. Having been a doc for nearly 25 years I can tell you over time it will fry your brain. CXR for lung cancer has not been shown to help find it early. CT scans can find it before you have symptoms but it finds lots of things that aren't cancer too. Re;only for heavy smokers ...Read more
Is it common that teenagers how are smokers develope lung cancer? Are there any cases of teenagers getting sick from smoking.
Not fully know: Not fully know, possibly genetics. Importantly, smoking is the primary risk factor for causing 90% of lung cancer. Though it is clear that some people who smoke their whole lives never develop lung cancer, quitting smoking remains the most important aspect of lung cancer prevention and should be strongly encouraged. ...Read more
Lung cancer: Very small if not exposed to smoking or radon. ...Read more
"from 2006-2010, the median age at death for cancer of the lung and bronchus was 72 years of age. Approximately 0.0% died under age 20; 0.1% between 20 and 34; 1.1% between 35 and 44; 7.8% between 45 and 54; 19.6% between 55 and 64; 30.5% between 65 and 74; 30.1% between 75 and 84; and 10.8% 85+ years of age"
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Mainly in older peop: There is no specific age in lung cancer, yes it is possible at age 20, but extremely rare, it can happen even in people who never smoked. However the majority of lung cancer patients are in their 50s and older, and the longer the history of smoking, the higher the risk. There are multiple research projects going on to try to identify genetic/hereditary factors. ...Read more
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Team: Lung cancer is best treated with a multi-disciplinary team. The key players would be thoracic surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and primary care physician (pcp). You may or may not have a pulmonologist for lung function assessment and cardiologist for heart function assessment. The coordination of overall care may be assisted by a nurse navigator and/or social worker. ...Read more
It depends;: Unfortunately lung cancer is usually diagnosed in more advanced stages because it can be silent. Depending on the region it involves, symptoms could varry from cough, weight loss, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, affecting voice quality. If cancer is found incidentally in early stages (patient not symptomatic and cancer found incidentally), the cure rate can be excellent. ...Read more
Most do not live long.
If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more
Yes: About 10% of people who get lung cancer are non-smokers. There are many factors - exposure to second hand smoke, exposure to other air-borne toxins (air pollution, industrial exposures in miners and other workers). Asbestos has been mostly eliminated, but old exposure in people working in construction, shipyards, car brakes and elsewhere can cause a cancer called mesothelioma. ...Read more
Can get cancer: We know, lung cancer in "never smoked" population, if looked at as a seperate disease would rank in the top 10 lethal cancers in usa. Stopping, and stopping young will allow your cousin's increased risk for both lung and other diseases to decrease. However, yes still at risk for lung cancer. Http://goo. Gl/q3itr your cousin should work with family physician to maximize overall wellness. ...Read more
Many places: In state of california consider uc davis medical center; email thoracic. Surgery@ucdmc. Ucdavis. Edu. ...Read more
LungCA&coma: Assuming the coma is due to the lung cancer? ...He would have a slim chance of coming out of it. If the coma is due to pneumonia/infection or some other medical condition he might have a chance of coming around. Either way this sounds very serious and good communication with the team of doctors caring for him is essential. Hard decision maybe in his family's future&more informed the better. ...Read more
?: What kind of help are you looking for? There are support groups, and services are available. ...Read more
Yes: Exposure to asbestos, coal dust and severe air pollution can be associated with lung cancer as well. About 10% of cases of lung cancer occur in non-smokers. Some of these are related to second-hand smoke, some to industrial/occupational exposures, and others happen with no known precipitating causes. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Smokers are most common, but there are others who have genetic or inhalation issues. ...Read more
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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