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Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers Too

When talking about lung cancer, most people would consider it a disease associated with smokers.  However, new research has found that the number of nonsmokers being diagnosed with lung cancer has increased. According to American Cancer Society, every year, 16,000 to 24,000 Americans die of lung cancer though they have never smoked.  The causes of lung cancer among nonsmokers are still puzzling the researchers, but a lot of progress over the past decade has been made and some of the main causes has been identified.

American Cancer Society published this article “Why Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers” on Oct 28th 2013 http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/why-lung-cancer-strikes-nonsmokers. It provides good information about the main causes of lung cancer in nonsmokers and how to protect yourself against. Some of the reasons accounting for lung cancer in non-smokers listed are:

  • Radon Gas
  • Secondhand Smoke
  • Air Pollution

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To learn more about how you can help to raise awareness, visit National Lung Cancer Partnership’s website at http://www.nationallungcancerpartnership.org/

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