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Are women more susceptible to the carcinogens in cigarettes

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Are women more susceptible to the carcinogens in cigarettes and develop lung cancer after fewer years of smoking?

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

no, women are not more susceptible to lung cancer from smoking.

Dr. David :

cigarettes or crack smoking.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Hello Dr. David

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Thanks for your help

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

But then

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Who is more susceptible to carcinogens from smoking cigarettes men our women?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what i mean is

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

ignore the last question please

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what i mean is

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Who is more susceptible to the carcinogens from smoking cigarettes and develop lung cancer men or women?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and that goes for smoking crack cocaine as well who is more susceptible to the carcinogens in crack smoking men or women?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Who is more at risk from lung cancer men or women?

Dr. David :

men tend to get more cancers then women.

Dr. David :

but men tend to smoke more than women.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

due to smoking?

Dr. David :

yes.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

So if you have a man and women who have smoked exactly the same amount of cigarettes for years what im saying is who is more susceptible to get lung cancer?

Dr. David :

men tend to get more lung cancers from smoking.

Dr. David :

but usually they have to smoke for decades.

Dr. David :

and usually lung cancer strikes men after age 50.

Dr. David :

we don't see lung cancer in patients as young as you are.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

So out of men and women who is more susceptible to get lung cancer?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

who is more likely to get lung cancer?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and from smoking crack cocaine

Dr. David :

we don't have studies from smoking crack cocaine.

Dr. David :

are you using crack again?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

No

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

But would like to just no out of men and who is more susceptible to lung cancer?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

from smoking cigarettes

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

and smoking crack cocaine?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

out of men and women

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

bother genders

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

who is more susceptible to lung cancer

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr. David?

Dr. David :

usually it is men who are slightly more susceptible to lung cancer than woman.

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Ok

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

what about smoking crack cocaine who is more susceptible to develop lung cancer men or women?

Dr. David :

most likely men more than women

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

is there a reason why men are more susceptible to lung cancer?

Dr. David :

we don't know why this is the case.

Dr. David :

but it seems like it is.

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Hello Dr. David

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Thank you for your reply

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

women smokers are 25.7 times more likely than women who never smoked to develop lung cancer, while for men smokers, it’s 25 times the risk of men who never smoked. (Source: US Surgeon General Report 2014)

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

do you agree

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Dr. David?

JACUSTOMER-mge6h4z6- :

Hello?

Dr. David :

yes, I agree.

Dr. David :

it still sounds like you are worried about getting lung cancer.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Dr. David :

hello?