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What Is The Youngest Someone Get Cancer From Smoking
Pretty good.: There are 42 carcinogens in a cigarette. One is bound to get you. ...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
Risk is dose-related: While smoking clearly significantly increases the risk of several cancers, not all smokers get cancer. Some die of coronary artery disease (due to smoking) before they develop cancer. The harm of smoking is dose-related: the more packs per day, and the more years smoked, the greater the risk. ...Read more
Apparently not.: Studies have started to show that marijuana appears to fight cancer rather than cause it. Studies in california have appaently demonstrated that marijuana kills brreast cancer cells, and stops their proliferation, metastasis and growth. This is just another piece of startling evidence that marijuana has many medicinal purposes. It's still controversial, and wise not to use it unless for rx.. ...Read more
Please explain if it is the tobacco or what they add to it that gives you the cancer and how long would it take you to get cancer from smoking?
It's the tobacco: The products of combustion include chemicals that wreck havoc on the genes. After 15 pack-years, your risk is much higher than other folks and doesn't return to baseline for a few decades. More important, you've become a slave to an addiction that now carries a serious stigma in the civilized world. I can't promise you cancer, but it will take your wind away both now and as you get older. ...Read more
Why chance it: As per the CDC: People who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung cancer than people who do not smoke. Even smoking a few cigarettes a day or smoking occasionally increases the risk of lung cancer. The more years a person smokes and the more cigarettes smoked each day, the more risk goes up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The studies are beginning to indicate that e-cigs can cause lung injury. Certain chemicals in the liquid are able to cause lung inflammation. If this inflammation continues over years, damage to the DNA can occur. This represents a similar pathophysiology as what happens with smoking cigarettes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How quickly can you get cancer from smoking cigarettes, but only for like 10 months and not everyday?
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
Hey docs, I am wondering what are the chances that i would get cancer from smoking cigarettes only a few times?
Low.: Smoking a few cigarettes (say one pack) is very unlikely to increase risk of cancer. This is not an endorsement for smoking. Tobacco products kill countless people in north america every year. Tobacco is potentially lethal and using tobacco products is dangerous not glamorous. Smoking cessation is good for health and for the wallet, as cigs cost a lot of money. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many years of smoking will cause someone to get a smoking related disease or cancer?
No simple answer: Many folks who have never smoked get cancer of the oral cavity. Even relatively light smokers can suffer high blood pressure, lung disease, including cancer or emphysema, not to mention other smoking related illness. There is added risk the longer you smoke, but why would anyone take any chance? ...Read more
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