Tammy, 38, has been smoking since she was 13 years old. She visits oncologist Dr. Lawrence Piro and experiences what would happen if she was diagnosed with lung cancer.
Read the full transcript »
Tammy's Smoking Habit Effects and Diagnosis Male: Tammy as you can see there's a tumor on the left lung. I'm sorry to have to tell you that. Tammy and I spent some time looking at her CAT scan and as you can tell it’s a little bit shaken up because unfortunately it doesn’t show a good news. I'm sorry I have to show that with you but it actually shows a lung cancer that was probably and contributed to by smoking and that that lung cancer is going into the lymph nodes and underlying around outside of the lung. This is what we call a stage 3 lung cancer. The average person lives about 2 years with this kind of lung cancer. I’ll be outside, if you need me or have some questions come and get me okay? Tammy: I don’t know what to say.
Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Healthline Networks, Inc. All rights reserved for Healthline.