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Regardless of the length of time one has quit smoking, you are still at risk of getting lung cancer. I advocate any ex-smoker to get a yearly chest x-ray regardless of the number of years of being an ex-smoker. I have posted by story under non small cell lung cancer for reference. In summary, I was an ex-smoker of 12 years and was diagnosed with NSCLC stage !!B. I had my upper and middle lobes of my right lung removed. The cancer was discovered during a pre-op chest x-ray for another surgical procedure. The tumor was the size of a fist --- 4 inches. Please don't be lulled into a sense of complacency when you do quit smoking. Demand that you get a yearly chest x-ray from your doctor.

December 15, 2011 - 6:58am


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