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I was chain smoker from last 5 years, i quite smoking last week. Right now i am suffering from small respiration problem. Last week i did paste control at my home and i inhaled some gas. Don't know is this due to smoking or paste control gas? If this is due to smoking then what are the chance to get cancer?
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Dr. K SYED AKRAM Hyderabad | Radiation Oncologist
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Hello It is very much happy to hear that you have given up smoking after inhaling it for 5 years, Impact of smoking on your health would require some more history like what type of product you use to inhale and how many cigarettes per day. As per your question i can understand that you want to know about present uneasiness and also the chances of cancer . First you can consult your family physician or pulmonologist for present respiratory illness, which can be seasonal Upper respiratory infection can be managed with treatment. second , i would like to enlight that smokoing is not good for health it can cause 15 types of cancer amongst that lung cancer is dominant, Cigarette smoking is estimated to cause many more than 1 million cancer deaths annually worldwide.Twenty-seven percent of all cancer death in developed countries, and 34% in the United States, is caused by cigarette smoking. A Canadian study quoted the lifetime risk for male smokers at 17.2 percent (11.6 percent in women) versus only 1.3 percent in male non-smokers (1.4 percent in female non-smokers). Quitting smoking lowers the risk of lung cancer, but it can take some time before your risk decreases.Researchers looking at people in Asia and Australia found that people could reduce their risk of developing lung cancer by up to 70 percent by quitting smoking. Definitely your effort is appreciable and with time your risk will decrease and i had given you the statistics , hope your queiries been answered.
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it is impossible to truly predict who will develop lung cancer but quitting smoking will definitely decreases the risk over a period of time.
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