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      12-01-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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Can you get lung cancer after 5 years of smoking?

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I have been smoking for 5 years and I stopped smoking around 2 weeks. What worries me is that for the past year I have basically chest pains and recently I begun having a consistent cough and some an occasional mucus (yellowy/brown). Should I be worried that I have lung cancer? Or could it be something else that I have? Because one thing is for sure... this is a sign that there is something wrong.
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      12-01-2009, 02:21 AM   #2
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you should probably consult a doctor.
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      12-01-2009, 02:34 AM   #3
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you should definitely consult a doctor.
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      12-01-2009, 02:34 AM   #4
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Sounds liek spam... 0 posts and your sig says "acai berry" .. da heck?
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      12-01-2009, 02:40 AM   #5
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What you need is to have some acai berry. They will clear that cancer right up.
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lol when my friends msn got all f'd up they had some message that sends to people talking about acai berries...
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      12-01-2009, 11:01 AM   #7
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I started taking Acai...

Now I'm rich, powerful, ripped and 100% cancer free!

Oh, and I have a hot wife that goes down on me ALL the time.


Acai is the BOMB!

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      12-01-2009, 11:28 AM   #8
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      12-01-2009, 02:29 PM   #9
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you can get cancer from smoking 1 cigarette.
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      12-01-2009, 05:41 PM   #10
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you can get cancer from smoking 0 cigarettes.
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      12-01-2009, 05:53 PM   #11
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raging, just to clarify... you cannot get cancer from smoking 0 cigarettes. You can get cancer WITOUT smoking any, but smoking nothing would not be the cause of it.

Thanks for trying to be a smart ass.
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36,500 ciggs? sure
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      12-01-2009, 07:31 PM   #13
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raging, just to clarify... you cannot get cancer from smoking 0 cigarettes. You can get cancer WITOUT smoking any, but smoking nothing would not be the cause of it.

Thanks for trying to be a smart ass.
Thanks for being successful at being a smart ass.

But you are correct, sir.
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      12-01-2009, 11:07 PM   #14
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i smoked 50 cigs today does that mean i dont have cancer when im 35 smoking 3 cigarettes a day with 2 cigars and a joint
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      12-02-2009, 12:36 AM   #15
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today at school while having debating weather to have a cig or not.... a pretty interesting hypothesis came to me...

We all know that our bodies evolve over time get stronger etce etc.
is it possible that within the next couple generations people will be born with lungs more adapted to smoke? if ur whole family generation has had smokers then in your genes or something, over generations and generations it seems reasonable that lungs will be evolved n adapted to withstand more smoke then now, so probably reducing overall lung/smoking/cancer problems?

i shuda been a fkn scientist !
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      12-02-2009, 09:10 AM   #16
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today at school while having debating weather to have a cig or not.... a pretty interesting hypothesis came to me...

We all know that our bodies evolve over time get stronger etce etc.
is it possible that within the next couple generations people will be born with lungs more adapted to smoke? if ur whole family generation has had smokers then in your genes or something, over generations and generations it seems reasonable that lungs will be evolved n adapted to withstand more smoke then now, so probably reducing overall lung/smoking/cancer problems?

i shuda been a fkn scientist !
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If cigarettes were killing people before they could breed, then this would make sense. However, 95% of the WT population of the United States has multiple kids before they're out of their teen years, which doesn't give lung cancer a chance to help our gene pool.
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      12-02-2009, 09:35 AM   #17
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You're not going to get cancer because you smoked one cigarette. If that was the case everyone who sat in a smoke filled bar would be dead. Lots of people get lung cancer and never smoked in their life. I'm sure some of those people look back and think that one cigarette they smoked behind the gym in 8th grade is what caused their cancer but they would be wrong.
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Cosmop, while that is true, smoking is proven to increase the chance of getting lung cancer.

Also, good point with the not smoking before procreating raging. Apparently I am not a scientist
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      12-02-2009, 01:45 PM   #19
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You could potentially get cancer from 1 cigarette but it wouldn't be the cigarette that would cause you to get cancer, you would have gotten the cancer regardless of that 1 cigarette. However, it's highly highly unlikely you'd be getting lung cancer or any type of cancer in your early 20's, a little more likely from there in your 30's, more so during 40's and then likely around the 50's and 60's. Cancer is caused by mutant strains caused by imperfect DNA replication and repair if I remember correctly from bio..smoking does increase the chance but I don't think you'd get cancer if you're young, especially since it takes a long time for cancer to actually develop
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I hear that if you stop smoking for 7 years(I forget the exact time frame), your body condition basically returns to the state it was at before smoking. I have done no research into this, only remember it as a random tidbit I heard a few years ago.
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      12-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #21
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I hear that if you stop smoking for 7 years(I forget the exact time frame), your body condition basically returns to the state it was at before smoking. I have done no research into this, only remember it as a random tidbit I heard a few years ago.
true to some extent. The tissue in your lungs is constantly being renewed to make a long story short. Yes, its a process thats continuously happeniong. Its faster as your younger and slows with age. At the age of around 18 your lungs should be completely renewed from birth, and then again at around thirty. After that your pretty much stuck with what youve got.

So, smoke up while your young, and cut the habit when your about twenty six or seven, thirty at max.


Of course, this rule doesnt apply to those who smoke marijuana, those are the people you WONT see with lung cancer. They can afford to smoke cigarettes for the duration of their life without worrying about death from lung cancer. Heart disease is bound to crack you though.
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      12-02-2009, 11:02 PM   #22
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you need to see Dr. Lung Love.
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