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Carcinoma Lung Risk Factors

02/11/2023 posted by Admin Dr. Ridu Kumar Sharma

It's constitutes approx 11.4 % of all new cases of malignancy diagnosed all over world(2.2 million new cases in 2020) .

The lung cancer is responsible for approximately 18% of all cancer related deaths. 

Major risk factors 

  1. Smoking tobacco/cigarettes increases risk > 20 times
  2. Radon, a radioactive gas found in soil
  3. Asbestos, a toxic chemical
  4. Environmental tobacco exposure
  5. Hereditary causes-a first-degree relative
  6. Air pollution /Diesel exhaust.
  7. Chronic lung diseases.
  8. Prior radiation exposure to chest.

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