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Hi Krista- I am proud of you for thinking of your children 1st, and stopping smoking. At 23 yrs old, you sound like quite a terrific and mature young woman. Having 2 grandparents pass away due to lung cancer is enough to make you think,but not give you cancer. Smoking gives you these types of lung caner, with or without a family history. Now, having a family history of cancer should raise a red flag for you. But, you can not spend your whole life worrying that you will get canacer, becuase you are an ex smoker. I am not lying to you, worry and stress will cause you more health problems than you can imagine. If you are concerned right now, have a chect x-ray and relieve your immediate concern. But as far as the future, just be as good to your body as you can, and live the best you can, and you will have less to worry about. I imagine that you will also have less asthma probmems, less pneumonia and not near as many sinus infectiosn now, as when you smoked.
Take care, and don't worry yourself sick!