- Q What causes lung cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineIn many cases, cancers can develop because of a combination of factors. For example, no one doubts that smoking increases the incidence of lung cancer. Almost 90% of lung cancers are linked to cigarette smoking. Nevertheless, some smokers appear... Full Answer
- Q Can nonsmokers get lung cancer?
Dr. Michael Roizen, Internal MedicineYes. If you are exposed to radon or other particles or arsenic or radiation, yes, but over 90% of people with lung cancer have been smokers. Full Answer
- Q Who is at risk for getting lung cancer?
Dr. Patrick Maguire, OncologySmoking puts you at increased risk of developing lung cancer. Approximately 90% of patients who are diagnosed with lung cancer have a history of smoking. The rest develop lung cancer as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke or other known carcinogens... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my lung cancer on a daily basis?
Following a diagnosis of cancer, it is important to remember your life can continue. It is important to establish a daily routine that involves things you enjoy and the people you treasure in your life. Often times, people affected by cancer find it... Full Answer