Things About Lung Cancer Doctors Wish You Knew

Other surprising causes of lung cancer

 

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“Radiation exposure—environmental or occupational; asbestos; chronic inflammatory lung disease like bronchiectasis or chronic bronchitis; environmental exposures including pollution and dust” can all lead to lung cancer, Dr. Park says. “Wear protective respiratory gear if engaged in an occupation where respiratory exposure to particulate matter is high.” In addition, there may be a genetic element to lung cancer, but that probably doesn’t come into play unless you actually smoke, Dr. Sands says.

 

 

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