What are the chances of smoker surviving lung cancer?

Depend on the stage. Will depend on the type and the stage of cancer. However, if you continue to smoke after being diagnosed of lung cancer-not only the response to treatment will be lower than if you stop smoking, but also, you will have significant risk for recurrence or other episode of primary lung cancer and other type of cancer that related to cigarette smoking.
Stop smoking. Treatment and survival is based on stage.
Poor. A majority of the patient with lung cancer are dead within a year of the diagnosis.

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Is it true that male smokers only have 17% chance to develope lung cancer?

Russian roulette. The risk of lung cancer in smokers is higher by 10-30 fold compared to never smokers depending on duration and quantity. Lifetime risk in heavy smokers may be as high as 30%. Now, these are just numbers, the fact is that smoking has no redeeming virtue, it will increase the risk of cancer and cardiopulmonary disease, cost money, and make somebody "unkissable". Why do it? Read more...
Not just cancer. While the risk may be "only" 20-30% that's actually pretty high- 1 in every 3-5 smokers. But even if you escape cancer, having chronic lung diseases happens to almost all smokers, and it's no picnic. Feeling like you're gasping for breath every waking second is a miserable existence. Read more...
Smoking beyond. Age 35 conveys a 50% risk of dying of smoking associated malady - cancers, heart and lung disease. Only 14% get lung cancer, increasingly other cancers (h&n, bladder, kidney, pancreas)+copd, pvd, cad, heart failure. And, quite diffiuclt to stop when you think you can. Smoking is an idot's delight, does nothing good, risks your life, stinks, expensive. Why? Read more...

Is there a chance for a heavy smoker to get diagnosed with lung cancer at 30 years old?

Yes. Significant risk. Needs full evaluation, since many lung issues, lesions, correlate with smoking, and family history , and exposures. Read more...
Yes. 30 years old is young but cigarettes have a strong link to lung cancer and it is possible. If you are concerned or have symptoms like blood in the sputum please see your doctor. Read more...

My auntie was 63 when she died of lung cancer and she was a non smoker. What are the chances of me getting it? I'm healthy and fit and have never smoked

May not be genetic. Most of the time , lung cancers may not be by genetic transmission , how ever lung cancers in non smokers , in some cases genetic efgr mutations are noted , tumors are usually non small cell , and adenocarcinomas . Read more...
Low. However, some non smokers do get lung and other cancers. Have regular pcp evaluations. Read more...

I've been a one pack smoker for the last four years. I am 24now. I recently quit and am doing good. Are there any chances of lung cancer? What steps can I take?

Congratulations. Good on you for quitting before you have done too much damage. Believe it or not your chances of developing lung cancer or significant pulmonary disease after only 4 pack years is relatively low. Read more...
Mild increase. Stop. The increased risk of lung cancer due to smoking is dependent both on genetics as well as lifestyle. The risk due to smoking depends both on how many packs per day but also for how many years one smokes. After quitting risk slowly decreases but not to level as if u never smoked. Some people have a genetic predisposition that requires low exposure. Some lung cancer develops in non smokers. Quit. Read more...
Never start again! Your lung cancer risk is diminishing daily since you've quit smoking. The best thing you can do is to never smoke again and maintain good diet and exercise . Read more...
Short history. And quiting early means your risk is very low, and survival similar to non-smoker. But, you must never smoke, and avoid those that do smoke - side stream smoke worse than filtered. Genetic issue: egfr mutations (asian, women, non-smokers), alk - these are quite small but show proof of principle that molecular understanding finds results, and some quite specific non-curative therapy. Read more...

What are the chances of a healthy, non smoker (quit 5 years ago), 36 year old, caucasian, male, no family history of cancer getting lung cancer?

Low. Need more info. It is more common in heavy sm9ker abovevage of 50. It is not impossible though to have lung cancer at young age but i would rule out more common problems such an infection etc. It also depends on the duration and the quantity of smoking. In anyway, i would recommend to followup with your doctor. Read more...