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How to stop smoking and how to find if I have lung cancer?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See MD

2nd part easier to answer; see md get examined; may need add.
Tests, incl: chest xray, screening chest ct (more sensitive than cxr for small abnorm.), pulmonary function tests (check for emphysema), cardiac test (increased risk with smokers). Stoping: if cold turkey, acupuncture, hypnosis work for you-fine; meds-nicotine replacement, buproprion, varenicline-all can work, all w/poss side effects.

In brief: See MD

2nd part easier to answer; see md get examined; may need add.
Tests, incl: chest xray, screening chest ct (more sensitive than cxr for small abnorm.), pulmonary function tests (check for emphysema), cardiac test (increased risk with smokers). Stoping: if cold turkey, acupuncture, hypnosis work for you-fine; meds-nicotine replacement, buproprion, varenicline-all can work, all w/poss side effects.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get professional ass

Alltough easy to say, you have to stop smoking.
By understanding the risks should be enough but nicotine & other components in cigarettes are addictive. Those who seek help/ assistance in concomitant use of a medication are the most succesful. At present lung cancer surveillance requires a chest film or at times a ct but close follow up & be aware of symptoms are enough.

In brief: Get professional ass

Alltough easy to say, you have to stop smoking.
By understanding the risks should be enough but nicotine & other components in cigarettes are addictive. Those who seek help/ assistance in concomitant use of a medication are the most succesful. At present lung cancer surveillance requires a chest film or at times a ct but close follow up & be aware of symptoms are enough.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
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