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My grandfather died of lung cancer because of smoking, and smoked around us a lot. What is the probability of geting one of us cancer?

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5 doctors agree

In brief: Higher

People who were exposed constantly to second hand smoking will have higher incidence of lung cancer than those who never got exposed.
To smoking.

In brief: Higher

People who were exposed constantly to second hand smoking will have higher incidence of lung cancer than those who never got exposed.
To smoking.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Ed Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

There is a risk of cancer and lung disease from 2nd hand smoke but the exact risk is not really known.
The best protection is not to smoke yourself!

In brief: Unknown

There is a risk of cancer and lung disease from 2nd hand smoke but the exact risk is not really known.
The best protection is not to smoke yourself!
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan
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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Risk is increased.

Many studies have shown that second hand smoke contains more carcinogens then what the primary smoker inhales.
Thus continued, significant exposure to second hand smoke will increase your probability of developing lung cancer. However, remember, just because the risk is increased does not mean you are destined to develop lung cancer. Do not smoke and decrease exposure to second hand smoke!

In brief: Risk is increased.

Many studies have shown that second hand smoke contains more carcinogens then what the primary smoker inhales.
Thus continued, significant exposure to second hand smoke will increase your probability of developing lung cancer. However, remember, just because the risk is increased does not mean you are destined to develop lung cancer. Do not smoke and decrease exposure to second hand smoke!
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Low if...

...You are a non smoker. However living with a smoker can increase the risk of lung cancer by 20-30%.

In brief: Low if...

...You are a non smoker. However living with a smoker can increase the risk of lung cancer by 20-30%.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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