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If I smoked (7 pack year history) and stopped at 29, should I have an xray for cancer years later?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Consult your MD
You may be at a slightly increased risk of lung cancer than a life-long non=smoker, however, chest x-rays have not been shown to alter the death rate from lung cancer. By getting unneeded x-rays you would be adding to the tissue damage due to radiation.
Please consult your doctor to see if you have any other risk factors.

In brief: Consult your MD
You may be at a slightly increased risk of lung cancer than a life-long non=smoker, however, chest x-rays have not been shown to alter the death rate from lung cancer. By getting unneeded x-rays you would be adding to the tissue damage due to radiation.
Please consult your doctor to see if you have any other risk factors.
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