Who Gets Lung Cancer?
The most common type of cancer in the United States, lung cancer kills more people than breast cancer, colon cancer and pancreatic cancer combined. Smokers are at the highest risk, but you don't have to be a smoker to get lung cancer. In fact, nonsmokers are most likely to miss the signs.Learn more
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Lung Cancer Q&As
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Do genetics influence lung cancer?
Family history of lung cancer is a risk factor for developing lung cancer. It is common to obtain genetic information from the biopsy material of lung tumors to help . . .
- Q How does lung cancer impact the body?
- Q Can I tell if I'm at a higher risk than others for lung cancer?
- Q Is cigarette smoking the only thing that causes lung cancer?
- Q Are there lung cancer rate differences based on gender?
- Q Can COPD increase the risk of lung cancer?
- Q What happens if I choose not to treat my lung cancer?
- Q How long can a person with lung cancer live?
- Q How does lung cancer spread to other parts of the body?
- Q What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?
- Q How can I help prevent lung cancer?
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If you're at risk for or recently diagnosed with lung cancer, use our Action Plans to take control of your health.
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Fruits and Veggies: Lung Cancer Fighters
European research shows fruit, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli and other high-antioxidant foods lower lung cancer risk, especially in nonsmokers.
Why Lung Cancer Gets Ignored
Thoracic Surgeon Raja M. Flores explains why lung cancer gets less attention than many other kinds of cancer, even though it's deadlier.