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What is the correlation between smoking and dying of lung cancer?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Correlation

15-17 % of smokers develop lung cancer.
However >85% of lung cancer is caused by smoking.

In brief: Correlation

15-17 % of smokers develop lung cancer.
However >85% of lung cancer is caused by smoking.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: High

Smoking is clearly recognized as a risk factor for lung cancer.
While not all smokers get lung cancer, smokers have a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer.

In brief: High

Smoking is clearly recognized as a risk factor for lung cancer.
While not all smokers get lung cancer, smokers have a significantly higher risk of developing lung cancer.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Statistics and

Epidemiology eport 'only' 14% of smokers get lung cancer.
Sir richard peto declared that smoking past the age of 35 conveys a 50% risk of dying of smoking related disease (heart, lung, and all the other cancers - head and neck, kidnet, bladder, pancreas). While not zero, your risk of developing lung cancer is infinitesmally small if you don't smoke. So don't.

In brief: Statistics and

Epidemiology eport 'only' 14% of smokers get lung cancer.
Sir richard peto declared that smoking past the age of 35 conveys a 50% risk of dying of smoking related disease (heart, lung, and all the other cancers - head and neck, kidnet, bladder, pancreas). While not zero, your risk of developing lung cancer is infinitesmally small if you don't smoke. So don't.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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