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Causes of lung cancer

Scanning of patient to detect the extent of cancer
Scanning of patient to detect the extent of cancer

The rise in lung cancer mortality during the twentieth century was statistically linked with the increase in smoking. On cessation of smoking, the risk falls but remains above that of the background population even after 15 years.



Further factors that may increase the chance of developing lung cancer include ionizing radiation, occupational exposure to carcinogens such as asbestos, arsenic, chromium. There is renewed interest in the familiar inheritance of lung cancer.

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