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Can lung cancer occur from vaporizing weed?

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I've been using weed for around 3 years but recently i started using a vaporizer to vaporize the marijuana instead of traditional burning weed smoking. Recently i started feeling a pulsing sensation in my chest around lungs and heart. What could that be? Can lung cancer occur from vaporizing weed? Is lung cancer common on 22 year olds?


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replied June 9th, 2013
Lung Cancer Answer A43776
Welcome to e health forum.

What you might have had is irritant pneumonitis related chest pain.

Lung cancer does not present in a sudden onset and is very less likely to be seen in a 22 year old male.

The description of your symptoms is not helpful to make a proper assessment. But it seems that they could be due to anxiety related palpitations.

If you still have such symptoms, It would be helpful for you to seek a consultation with your doctor who can examine you and give a proper opinion.

I hope this helps.


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