Patients Lung cancer
Do or did you smoke before/after diagnosis?
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I thought it would be an interesting discussion to discuss and see who smoked before their diagnosis, after their diagnosis, and who still presently smoke.
Did you smoke prior to diagnosis with lung cancer? Did you smoke after your diagnosis? Do you still smoke?
If you no longer smoke, feel free to share how you quit.
Used a vape for 4 years prior to surgery removing 40% of my r lung. Before Vaping I was a 2 pack a day smoker for 45 years.
Used a vape for a couple of years before diagnosis. Was a pack a day smoker for 40 years.
I did smoke for about 15 years; years prior to that my smoking was basically limited to social events. I did vape, and do not vape tobacco anymore..
I guess everyone sees how dangerous vaping is these days
How are you today?
As you may already know, not all smokers end up with lung cancer, but it is by fare the leading cause of lung cancer cases (linked to 80% to 90% of cases).
What about you? Did you smoke before you were diagnosed? If so, for how long? Have you quit smoking since diagnosis? What have you done to cut down or quit entirely?
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Courtney_J, Community Manager, Carenity US
@Courtney_J Hi, I'm one of those rare cases of lung cancer in a non-smoker. I tried smoking once when I was younger but didn't like it.
Yup, I smoked for 20+ years and vaped for about 2 and a half. It was something I picked up as a young adult and never really put down except for when I was pregnant and when my kids were young. And even then I smoked at work so to not do it around them. I switcehd to the vape when they started getting popular with the idea that it'd help me quit. And then I got diagnosed.
@cancerdepulmon Wow that must have been a shock! I can't imagine. It's not like I "expected" to get lung cancer, but I think as a smoker you're always aware that it's a possibility.
My parents were also heavy smokers (who wasn't at the the time, the 50s and 60s?) so growing up with that probably didn't help me either
just diagnosed. Smoked for 20ish years about a oack a day. Quit 15 years ago.. feeling shitty and awful and almost ashamed of my cancer becauae it was something I brought on by stupid choices I made long ago.
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