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How can a woman who has smoked since age 16 (she's 74 now and still puffin a pack a day) not have cancer?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Genetics & Luck
Simply put. Not everyone gets cancer and it probably has to do mostly with genetic predisposition and a lot of luck.
Most of us aren't that fortunate - so don't take your chances...

In brief: Genetics & Luck
Simply put. Not everyone gets cancer and it probably has to do mostly with genetic predisposition and a lot of luck.
Most of us aren't that fortunate - so don't take your chances...
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Getting cancer from smoking is a factor of combining genetics and environmental (the smoking) factors.
Your risk of many cancers is increased because of smoking but its not 100 percent of smokers will get cancer. But between heart and vascular disease and cancer smoking will decrease your life somehow. Think how much longer the same person would have lived if they didn't smoke.

In brief: Possible
Getting cancer from smoking is a factor of combining genetics and environmental (the smoking) factors.
Your risk of many cancers is increased because of smoking but its not 100 percent of smokers will get cancer. But between heart and vascular disease and cancer smoking will decrease your life somehow. Think how much longer the same person would have lived if they didn't smoke.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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