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Does smoking increase the risk of mesothelioma?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: No
Smoking does not increase the risk of mesothelioma.
Asbestos exposure does. However, smoking increases the risk of several other types of lung cancer and being exposed to asbestos too drastically increases this risk. So, asbestos exposure increases mesothelioma but smoking +/- asbestos increases virtually all other types of lung cancer.

In brief: No
Smoking does not increase the risk of mesothelioma.
Asbestos exposure does. However, smoking increases the risk of several other types of lung cancer and being exposed to asbestos too drastically increases this risk. So, asbestos exposure increases mesothelioma but smoking +/- asbestos increases virtually all other types of lung cancer.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Usually not.
Mesothelioma is generally caused by asbestos exposure.
However, smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer due to asbestos exposure.

In brief: Usually not.
Mesothelioma is generally caused by asbestos exposure.
However, smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer due to asbestos exposure.
Dr. Eric Toloza
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