Risk Factors of Lung Cancer

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Air pollution
Air pollution may slightly increase the risk of lung cancer
Family history of lung cancer
Age over 65
Personal history of lung cancer
Risk Factors of Lung Cancer
Asbestos and other substances
Exposure to asbestos, arsenic, chromium, nickel, soot, tar, and other substances can cause lung cancer.
Radon is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell, or taste. It forms in soil and rocks. People who work in mines may be exposed to radon.
Tobacco smoke
It's by far the most important risk factor for lung cancer. Harmful substances in smoke damage lung cells.
Source: National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. www.cancer.gov

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