Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
Thank you for your question.
Adenocarcinoma of the lungs is strongly associated with smoking.
He did smoke for more than 30 years which is what caused the damage and was one of the causes of a heart attack and also his lung cancer even if one has quit long ago like you mentioned.
The 30+ years of smoking did cause some damage to the lungs that eventually led to the cancer as far as I am concerned.
It is not hereditary.
You should not be concerned as a non-smoker.
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Yes it does sound like stage three or four unfortunately.
If the tests are done he may give you the prognosis in the first meeting but you will have to ask for it if he does not.
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