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Can cigars cause lung cancer?

Yes. They're not so deadly as cigarettes because people smoke fewer and the smoke is so disgusting that it's not much inhaled. However, I've autopsied two non-smoking wives of heavy cigar smokers who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- my only non-smoker lung cancer autosies. I'd had to be a husband who had to live with that one. Read more...

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Many ways. Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. Read more...

How can smoking cause lung cancer?

Directly. The contents of cigarette smoke irritates and damages the cells lining the lungs. When the cells undergo repair, errors in replication can occur, leading to cancer. This does not happen every time, and your body can generally fix the errors, but occasionally something gets through, and cancer starts. Read more...

How can air pollution cause lung cancer?

The same way cigs do. Any high level inhalation of hydrocarbon combustion prodicts (tobacco, diesel, wood stove) can lead to cancer, but obviously with cigarettes you are looking at enormous amounts of combutsion product over many years. Urban dwellers get lung cancer at a higher rate than rural folks, but the effect pales compared to the effect of smoking. Read more...
Carcinogens. Many if not all cancers can be potentially linked to environmental exposures/toxins/carcinogens. "air pollution" often represents air that contains higher then normal and potentially unsafe levels of certain substances. Inhaling some of these substances is how the lungs get exposed to carcinogens. The greater the exposure over time results in increasing cancer risks and/or cancer rates. Read more...

Will tamoxifen medicine cause lung cancer?

No. Tamoxifen has uses in some breast cancers. No medication cures lung cancer. Cancer is serious business and if you have questions about whether you or a loved one may have it or what's the best treatment, please get with a specialist. I'm glad you care and appreciate your asking. Read more...

How exactly does smoking cause lung cancer?

Tobacco's carcinogen. Tobacco contains a number of chemicals which are the cause of cancer. So tobacco taken in any form(Chewing, snorting or smoking introduces these chemicals in the body , and given sufficient concentration of these chemicals, the end result of such exposure is cell damage leading to development of Cancers of many types(all tissues coming in contact with tobacco can develop Cancer(Aerodigestive tract. Read more...

What can cause lung cancer besides smoking?

Lung cancer causes. Argon gas Scars from previous lung injury Asbestos exposure Genetic susceptibility Proliferation of neural crest origin cells- small cell/carcinoid. Read more...

Please explain why tobacco causes lung cancer?

It's complicated. Smoking accounts for the vast majority (but not all) cases of lung cancer. Cigarette smoke contains many substances (carcinogens) that predispose to cancer. They do this in different ways, like interfering with normal lung cell functions, making them divide more rapidly or die more slowly, or by suppressing the normal immune response to tumors. Don't smoke. Read more...