Jun 21, 2012 - 8:02 pm
I'm curisous as to what was your age at diagnosis. My grandmother died of lung cancer, smoked two packs a day for 50 years. Both parents never smoked. Dad has passed, unrelated to lung cancer. Mom is still going strong at 74. I was just wondering is lung cancer an older persons disease? I'm 49 and been having a "smokers cough" for a while now, I smoke about one pack a day, but just started picking up cigarettes again around 6 months ago. I had quit for ten years. I shouldn't worry at all about this right? I mean, don't you have to be smoking for years and years to get lung cancer ( the kind from smoking)? My lungs should have healed from quitting for ten years , so are they not almost good as new now? And just a little history, I have mild COPD and suppose to use an inhaler for that, but I don't as it hasn't been that bad lately. Any advice? Please if you would, share your age at diagnosis, I would appreciate it very much. Thank you, and God bless all of you!