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Lung cancer risk factors

The largest single risk factor for lung cancer is tobacco use. Advancing age, radon and exposure to things like environmental carcinogens play a role, too.


Learn about the risk factors for lung cancer

Lung Cancer: Prevention, genetics, causes (National Cancer Institute)

Lung cancer risk factors (U.S. Centers for Disease Control) 

Lung cancer risk factors and prevention (ASCO's Cancer.Net) 

Do we know what causes non-small cell lung cancer? (American Cancer Society)

What are the risk factors for small cell lung cancer? (American Cancer Society)

Food, nutrition, physical activity and the prevention of cancer: A global perspective Free registration is required to see or download this comprehensive report. Go to the "Second Export Report" scientific report from 2007. Lung cancer begins on page 259 in Chapter 7. (World Cancer Research Fund).

 

 

See also

Smoking cessation