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Does non-small cell cancer affect children differently than adults?

Children generally do not get non-small cell cancer. Lung cancer generally appears between the ages of 45 and 70. The reason is that approximately 85 percent of cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, and children have not yet had the opportunity to damage their lungs with years of smoking. However, second-hand smoke may be a problem for children.

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