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I started smoking about two minths ago, should I worry about gettind enfezema? Throat or lung cancer right now?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
7 doctors agree

In brief: Stop Smoking

Why start, when it increases your risk for emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, thorat cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer.
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In brief: Stop Smoking

Why start, when it increases your risk for emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, thorat cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer.
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Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not that quick

Usually emphysema/ lung cancers occur after years of smoking.
That does not justify your smoking. Since you started smoking just recently, please quit.

In brief: Not that quick

Usually emphysema/ lung cancers occur after years of smoking.
That does not justify your smoking. Since you started smoking just recently, please quit.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Smoking

Yes, smoking increases your risk of emphysema, copd, lung cancer, heart disease and many other diseases.
It is best to stop smoking immediately to minimize any potential risk from smoking.

In brief: Smoking

Yes, smoking increases your risk of emphysema, copd, lung cancer, heart disease and many other diseases.
It is best to stop smoking immediately to minimize any potential risk from smoking.
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends...

It depends on how much you have smoked in the past 2 months as well as factors out of your control, like genetic factors, that can put you at higher risk.
To decrease your risk of COPD and various cancers, you need to quit. Right now. Today. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.

In brief: Depends...

It depends on how much you have smoked in the past 2 months as well as factors out of your control, like genetic factors, that can put you at higher risk.
To decrease your risk of COPD and various cancers, you need to quit. Right now. Today. Your doctor can help with smoking cessation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Light any one?

Smoking is a known factor in lung cancer and over tiem can cause emphysema from the chronic bronchitis as well, but it takes time to deelop these.
However, since you already knwo what can happen, would it nbot be best if you quit while yo are still ahead? Tehre are other ways to reduce stress if that is why you took on smoking. See your doc for help in this regards.

In brief: Light any one?

Smoking is a known factor in lung cancer and over tiem can cause emphysema from the chronic bronchitis as well, but it takes time to deelop these.
However, since you already knwo what can happen, would it nbot be best if you quit while yo are still ahead? Tehre are other ways to reduce stress if that is why you took on smoking. See your doc for help in this regards.
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Dr. Mandakini Patel
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