Although there is still the risk of getting lung cancer even after you stop smoking, the risk of getting cancer of the lung does diminish as time passes. The most commonly seen symptoms of lung cancer include shortness of breath, coughing, sometimes with blood, and a dramatic weight loss. By the time you get these symptoms it could be too late, so make efforts to quit smoking now and for good.
Another terrible form of cancer that can be caused by smoking is cancer of the mouth, or oral cancer. Oral cancer can include cancer of the mouth, lips, nasal cavity, salivary gland, tonsillar tissue, and even the cheek. In just the United States this year, it is estimated that thirty-four thousand people will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer, and in over half of these cases the cancer will have developed into the last stages of the disease. Chewing the tobacco is a very high risk factor for getting oral cancer because the tobacco is in direct contact with the mucous membrane.
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