The following is a collection of answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" on the topics of smoking, tobacco use, cancer screening and lung cancer. The health care contributors are from the Providence Thoracic Oncology Program team.
Please note: "Ask an Expert" is an educational forum only – we do not respond directly to your questions or provide medical advice through our Web site or by e-mail. If you have an urgent medical question, please contact your physician right away.
Ask an Expert questions:
Benefits of smoking cessation at any age
Best bets to help you quit smoking for good
Cancer prevention for the ex-smoker
Concerns of a first-time smoker
If there’s no lung cancer in your family history, is it safe for you to smoke?
Lung cancer growth and spread
Lung cancer treatment
Screening tests for lung cancer
Shortness of breath following lung cancer surgery
Why does cancer come back?
Lung Cancer FAQs:
Chemotherapy for stage IV lung cancer
Inherited risk of lung cancer
Lung cancer types and treatments
Risk of cancer from smoking
Risk of exposure from smoking ten years ago
Symptoms of lung cancer
Using bronchoscopy to detect lung cancer