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www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-causes

The incidence of lung cancer is strongly correlated with cigarette smoking, with about 90% of lung cancers arising as a result of tobacco use. The risk of lung cancer increases with the number of ...

www.cancer.org/latest-news/why-lung-cancer-strikes-nonsmokers.html

This translates to about 30,000 Americans in 2018. In fact, if lung cancer in non-smokers had its own separate category, it would rank among the top 10 fatal cancers in the United States. It’s still true that staying away from tobacco is the most important thing any of us can do to lower our risk of getting lung cancer. But there are also ...

www.medicinenet.com/5_causes_of_lung_cancer_in_non-smokers/views.htm

An estimated 12% of total lung cancer deaths in both smokers and non-smokers, or 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer-related deaths annually in the U.S, are believed to be at least partially related to radon gas exposure. Those who do smoke and are exposed to radon have an even greater risk of developing lung cancer than non-smokers who are exposed to ...

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If you are a non-smoker there is a risk that you can get lung cancer from passive smoking, though the risk is not as high than if you smoke yourself. Passive smoking could be responsible for ...

www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html

There are three main types of lung cancer. Knowing which type you have is important because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of lung cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lung-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20374620

Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. ...

www.healthline.com/health/lung-cancer/early-signs

Changes in breathing can occur if lung cancer blocks or narrows an airway, or if fluid from a lung tumor builds up in the chest. Make a point of noticing when you feel winded or short of breath.

www.verywellhealth.com/what-percentage-of-smokers-get-lung-cancer-2248868

While it is impossible to truly predict who will develop lung cancer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has developed a Lung Cancer Risk Assessment Tool in which you can calculate your average risk of developing lung cancer in the next 10 years based on your age and how long you had or have smoked.

health.clevelandclinic.org/dont-smoke-you-could-still-get-lung-cancer

Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer. If you think you’re safe from lung cancer because you’ve never smoked, think again. Being a non-smoker doesn’t mean you cannot get lung cancer.

www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/what...

We don’t know what causes each case of lung cancer. But we do know many of the risk factors for these cancers (see Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors) and how some of them cause cells to become cancerous. Tobacco smoking is by far the leading cause of lung cancer. About 80% of lung cancer ...