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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Smoking causes cancers, such as lung and colon cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and coronary heart disease. It also causes respiratory diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstruc... More »

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Five signs of lung cancer include developing a cough that refuses to go away even after treatment, chest pain that feels worse when an individual coughs or laughs, coughing up blood, weight loss and general body weakness... More »

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Although smoking is not the only cause of lung cancer, 90 percent of all lung cancer cases are caused by smoking, according to WebMD. In nonsmokers, lung cancer can be caused by exposure to radon gas, secondhand smoke, a... 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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Squamous cell lung cancer is caused by smoking, exposure to radon, second-hand smoke and pollution, according to the American Cancer Society. Asbestos and diesel exhaust also lead to squamous cell lung cancer. Experts be... More »

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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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