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I just quit smoking and ive been really paranoid about cancer. But my mom says "your only 25 dont be silly". Is she right? Should i stop worrying?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends....

your cancer risk depends on many factors including how much you smoked (number packs/day) and how many years you smoked for. There are also genetic risk factors that affect your risk of developing lung cancer.
Your risk definitely decreases once you quit smoking so congrats on that! See your doctor to decide on what tests, if any, are needed to alleviate your fears! Good luck!

In brief: Depends....

your cancer risk depends on many factors including how much you smoked (number packs/day) and how many years you smoked for. There are also genetic risk factors that affect your risk of developing lung cancer.
Your risk definitely decreases once you quit smoking so congrats on that! See your doctor to decide on what tests, if any, are needed to alleviate your fears! Good luck!
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