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Is it possible for a 16-year-old to have lung cancer?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: I have seen one case
In 35 years of practice focused on lung cancer, so it is very rare.
We call cancers from their source of origin because it helps us decide how to manage the problem and what the outlook is. A "lung cancer" in an adolescent would be so outside the norm, we would not have those answers. One must be sure it is not lymphoma, germ cell tumor, or metastasis from another place.

In brief: I have seen one case
In 35 years of practice focused on lung cancer, so it is very rare.
We call cancers from their source of origin because it helps us decide how to manage the problem and what the outlook is. A "lung cancer" in an adolescent would be so outside the norm, we would not have those answers. One must be sure it is not lymphoma, germ cell tumor, or metastasis from another place.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Yes
But extremely rare.

In brief: Yes
But extremely rare.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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