About 10% of people who develop lung cancer have never smoked. Some of these patients have had some secondhand smoke exposure, but the majority did not. It sounds like a small number, but in the United States, that’s 20,000 to 25,000 people a year who have never smoked who get lung cancer. And worldwide, it’s more common than diseases like Hodgkin’s disease and other malignancies.
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What is the difference between a general surgeon and a surgical oncologist?
Riverside Cancer Care Center answeredA general surgeon may do a range of cancer surgeries along with non-cancer-related procedures, while a surgical oncologist has completed additional training in the treatment of cancer patients and concentrates his or her practice specifically in cancer surgery.
How can I help someone in cardiac arrest until medical help arrives?
American Red Cross answeredA person in cardiac arrest will be unconscious and not breathing. The cells of the brain and other important organs continue to live for a short time—until all of the oxygen in the blood is used. A person in cardiac arrest needs immediate CPR and defibrillation.
Perform CPR until an AED is available and ready to use, or until advanced medical personnel take over.
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