Although no definite way exists to prevent lung cancer, avoiding risk factors such as smoking, exposure to high levels of radon and exposure to carcinogens can help reduce the chance of developing lung cancer, according ... More »

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The main cause of lung cancer is smoking although exposure to second-hand smoke, asbestos and radon can also cause lung cancer, according to WebMD. Up to 90 percent of the lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, and the... More »

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Stage 1 lung cancer is a nonsmall cell cancer that has not spread from the lung to lymph nodes or other organs of the body, according to WebMD. Nonsmall cell lung cancers receive a stage of 1 to 4 based on their severity... More »

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The risk factors for developing lung cancer include smoking, family history of lung cancer, radon gas exposure, being a passive smoker, exposure to asbestos and chest radiation therapy. Some risk factors, such as smoking... More »

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The three main factors that contribute to pancreatic cancer are genetics, exposure to carcinogens and chance. Pancreatic cancer begins when the DNA of a single cell is damaged and the cell begins to function abnormally. ... More »

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Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent stomach cancer, lower the risk of developing the disease by eating fresh vegetables and fruits, maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding smoking, advises the American Cance... More »

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Although it is unclear what causes kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, factors such as high blood pressure, inherited and acquired gene mutations, smoking, and obesity can increase an individual's risk for developing... More »