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My dad has been smoking for over 30 years now. What is the likelihood of lung cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Tell him to stop

If he stops now, then his risk of developing lung cancer decreases.

In brief: Tell him to stop

If he stops now, then his risk of developing lung cancer decreases.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Increased

His risk is about 30x that of someone who has never smoked.
If he continues to smoke, he will have a 1 in 10 chance of developing lung cancer. It is never too late to stop. Family, friends, and doctors can have an influence so continue to urge him to stop.

In brief: Increased

His risk is about 30x that of someone who has never smoked.
If he continues to smoke, he will have a 1 in 10 chance of developing lung cancer. It is never too late to stop. Family, friends, and doctors can have an influence so continue to urge him to stop.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

As noted, first thing is stop.
Work with family physician, get help, and stop. Second, it's very important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Lung cancer alone, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita.

In brief: Possible

As noted, first thing is stop.
Work with family physician, get help, and stop. Second, it's very important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Lung cancer alone, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo.Gl/divhj and http://goo.Gl/r9ita.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lung Cancer is only

One problem, emphysema copd, heart disease, and other cancers.
He has a 50% chance of dying of smoking related illness. Undoubtedly he is a nicotine addict, and will only stop when he wants to. Many more aids to quit than when smoking was first linked, but the key is wanting to stop, seeing the error, resting control back.

In brief: Lung Cancer is only

One problem, emphysema copd, heart disease, and other cancers.
He has a 50% chance of dying of smoking related illness. Undoubtedly he is a nicotine addict, and will only stop when he wants to. Many more aids to quit than when smoking was first linked, but the key is wanting to stop, seeing the error, resting control back.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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