Can cancer result from breathing in lung cancer cells?

No. Your body's immune system will handle foreign cells, so people do not transmit cancer person to person. You can get cancer from breathing in toxins, but that is not transferred from person to person either.
Breathing cancer. As far as we know, you can not get cancer by breathing in cancer cells.

Related Questions

Are A549 cancer cell lines specific to the Adenocarcinoma sub-type of lung cancer, or does it mean something else?

CA cell line. The A549 cell line originated from a male patients bronchoalveolar lung carcinoma. Cell lines often acquire additional mutations that facilitates their growth in culture. They may not retain all of the characteristics of the original tumor. . Read more...

Are "A549" lung cancer cells a particular type or sub-type of lung cancer, or is this a generic code for lung cancer cells of all types?

Cell culture. A549 are cells that were isolated a long time ago from a lung cancer and maintained in culture for experimental purposes as a model for type II alveolar lining cells. Read more...
Long cell culture. This was started in 1972 and is still going. It's not really so much about cancer as it's a useful line of cells that grows well. It just happens to be from a lung cancer but is really about human cells. The number indicates a cell line, and has nothing really to do with lung cancer otherwise. Read more...
Research cell line. A549 cells are human lung adenocarcinoma cells.The A549 cell line was developed in 1972 through the culturing of cancerous lung tissue. They are responsible for the diffusion of substances, such as water and electrolytes, across the alveoli of lungs. In addition these cells are able to synthesize lecithin and contain high level of unsaturated fatty acids. The A549 cell line is widely used as an in vitro model for drug metabolism and as a transfection host. Read more...

Does lung cancer surgery stimulate the remaining cancer cells to grow faster?

No. The purpose of th surgery is to remove all the cancer. The myth that "the air causes it to grow" is false. The truth is cancer cells grow very well with or without surgery if they are hiding in nodes or far off places. This the proof that additional chemotherapy works in more advanced stage, and perhaps of some help in stage ii (+hilar nodes). Read more...
No. Unfortunately, there is a mistaken belief that surgery actually causes lung cancer to grow. This "old wives tale" has scared patients from getting early treatment. Please, if you are lucky enough to have your lung cancer discovered early and are a surgical candidate then have your surgery. Surgery will not cause your lung cancer to grow faster. Read more...

So scared have something like lung cancer, had cough for 7 weeks after cold, not easing. Dr said chest and breathing ok and no other worrying symptom?

Workup. I trust you are not a smoker. This may be whooping cough -- it's up to your physician to consider a trial of antibiotics. It's worth asking whether you need a chest x-ray. That'll pick up almost all lung cancers that are big enough to give you a cough. You may also have unmasked adult-onset asthma -- a trial of an inhaled bronchodilator that helps the cough would establish the diagnosis. Read more...
MGT. Your risk for lung cancer involves a number of factors including your smoking history, chest imaging findings, and genetic predisposition. If you are experiencing a prolonged cough, a pulmonary function test and chest radiograph may help to determine the next steps. If your chest is clear on exam the likelihood of bronchitis or pneumonia is less. A virtual in box consult can also be arranged. Read more...

Where is best to exercise when breathing very heavily to avoid the risk of lung cancer and what would be harmful to breathe in inside and outside?

Depends. It is good that you are exercising vigorously. Indoors or outdoors may not matter much. If one site has more polluted air, it would be better to avoid that site. Not knowing about the ambient air pollution and indoor air quality where you live, it is not feasible to make a recommendation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

I have on and off shallow breathing and difficulty catching my breath. My mum died of lung cancer, should I be worried?

SOB Lung CA? M of unknown age or smoking history. Notes: I have on and off shallow breathing and difficulty catching my breath. My mum died of lung cancer, should I be worried? ANS: very unlikely breathing issues are related to CA lung. if they are I recommend you not start any long books as the disease is very advanced. Assuming your grew up with smoking mother U R at increased risk. If U smoke Stop Now! Read more...