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Might someone have lung cancer in an early age?

Might someone have lung cancer in an early age?

Yes but: Yes, lung cancer is technically possible at almost any age but much more common in older adults. The average age is 70-71 and under 50 it is very rare and under 40 extremely rare. My personal youngest patient was 24. ...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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I smoked about 6 cigarettes once a weekend for a year. Now quit. Age 23. Whats my risk of lung cancer compared to someone who never smoked?

I smoked about 6 cigarettes once a weekend for a year. Now quit. Age 23. Whats my risk of lung cancer compared to someone who never smoked?

Lung cancer: It is pretty close to someone who has never smoked, but make sure you don't smoke again. Also please note that about 20% of lung cancers occur in non smokers. ...Read more

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28 yrs old smoked cigarettes for 12 yrs now quitting what are the chances of someone my age having lung cancer? Or has it been to long to repair damag

28 yrs old smoked cigarettes for 12 yrs now quitting what are the chances of someone my age having lung cancer? Or has it been to long to repair damag

Glad you've quit: You will never recover the damage to the elasticity in your lungs, and this will take away some of your wind as you get older. Lung cancer's rare at your age even smoking. You will have a somewhat increased cancer risk for the next two decades but it is still low. The key is that you have overcome this godawful addiction. It is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those who love you. ...Read more

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Please describe the minimal age for lung cancer?

Please describe the minimal age for lung cancer?

None: "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" http://goo.Gl/5mixx. ...Read more

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What is the age range for lung cancer in females?

Lung cancer : Is unheard of in teens, getting struck by lightening more common than lung cancer in the twenties, and slow increases in each decade aftr. Median age is 70. Most commonly now is in a "former smoker" and having greater than 35 pack years of smoking (2 packs/day for 25 years = 50 pack-years). ...Read more

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Help please? What is the age range for getting lung cancer?

Help please? What is the age range for getting lung cancer?

Most over 60.: Lung cancers usually take several years to develop. Cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor, although a few patients with lung cancers are never smokers. Two out of three people diagnosed with lung cancer are over age 60. In my practice, I have seen rare examples of younger patients (in their thirties) diagnosed with lung cancer. Disease onset is specific to each patient. ...Read more

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At what age can you get lung cancer? Can you have it at the age of 20?

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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Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Could you tell me what gender and age group are more likely to get lung cancer?

Older smokers...: Historically, men were more likely to develop lung cancer, but as more women began to smoke tobacco, the incicence of lung cancer in women has increased. Now lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. In my practice, the vast majority of patients with lung cancer are in their 50s and older. In rare instances, i see patients in their 40s and 30s. ...Read more

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I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

I am just curious about what are the first symptoms of lung cancer, how long does it take a smoker to get it and what is the average age of diagnosis?

Often asymptomatic.: This is often asymptomatic with about 5-15% detected from symptoms. Pesistent cough is the usual presenting sign, with hemoptysis, wheeze, dyspnea or difficulty breathing, depending on its site. Hoarseness, and respiratory failure can mean spread beyond the lungs. This occurs most at 55-65 years and since smoking is the most common cause, it likely takes from its start so don't start smoking. ...Read more

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Is there an age at which lung cancer is no longer curable?

It's not age that is: The barrier, it is ability to endure treatment and willingnes to undergo the trials and tribulation it offers. Older folks need to neither be forced nor denied treatment based on age alone. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities for a 20 year old to get lung cancer ? I mean is it possible at such a young age ?

What are the possibilities for a 20 year old to get lung cancer ? I mean is it possible at such a young age ?

Low: "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" http://goo.Gl/5mixx. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the age range for getting lung cancer?

Can any doc tell me what's the age range for getting lung cancer?

From cancer.org:: Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older; fewer than 2% of all cases are found in people younger than 45. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 70. ...Read more

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Can a perosn at the age of 51 get lung cancer if he/she was a heavy drinker and smoker?

YES: Yes absolutely. Not only lung cancer, that person also will be at high risk to develop other smoking/alcohol related cancer ( head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer etc) as well as other related serious disease- such as liver cirrhosis, emphysema/ COPD etc. Please tell that person to quit smoking and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Can vape cause lung cancer in teens? Can it cause any other disease at such a young age?

Addiction: Use of tobacco in any form can start the process for many diseases, including cancer, heart and lung disorders, though it may occur years later. You may get addicted to tobacco and may not be able to quit it when you realize that it is bad for your health.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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Is there any cases who stoped after 10 yrs smoking at the age of 33 and died due to lung cancer?

Yes but: In any very common disease, like lung cancer, there will be outliers who don't fit the common picture. There are certainly people in their 30s (and even 20s) who die of lung cancer, both smokers and nonsmokers. This, however, is quite rare. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking, which decreases risk immensely! ...Read more

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Hey. I smoked for 1 year can I develope lung cancer in my age? Im 18 years old and worried , my self to blame. Can i test my lungs to calm down?

Hey. I smoked for 1 year can I develope  lung cancer in my age? Im 18 years old and worried , my self to blame. Can i test my lungs  to calm down?

No test: Lung cancer generally develops over numerous years. It is unlikely for you to develop lung cancer in short term. Having smoked does increase risk over longterm. There is no indicated screening test for your age and extent of exposure. Stopping, and stopping young will allow your increased risk for both lung and other diseases to decrease. http://goo.gl/q3itr. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

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


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

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 ...Read more