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What increases risk for lung cancer.?

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

In brief: Many things

>80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking.
However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko.

In brief: Many things

>80% of lung cancer is caused by smoking.
However never smokers (defined as <100 cigarettes in lifetime) can get smoking. Risk factors include radon exposure, second hand smoke, and genetic mutations such as egfr activating mutations. For more info: http://bit.Ly/ygfoko.
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Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lung CA Risk Factors

Include: smoking, radon, asbestos (mesothelioma), radiation therapy to the lungs, & some vitamins (beta carotene) http://www.
Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/overviewguide/lung-cancer-non-small-cell-overview-what-causes.

In brief: Lung CA Risk Factors

Include: smoking, radon, asbestos (mesothelioma), radiation therapy to the lungs, & some vitamins (beta carotene) http://www.
Cancer.Org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/overviewguide/lung-cancer-non-small-cell-overview-what-causes.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Link

Many causes, most commonly is a matter of intensity and duration of inhaled carcinogens.
Check this link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention.

In brief: Link

Many causes, most commonly is a matter of intensity and duration of inhaled carcinogens.
Check this link: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung-cancer/risk-factors-and-prevention.
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