10th leading cause of US cancer deaths: non-smoker lung cancer
- May 18, 2012
While most lung cancer deaths are smokers, 13 percent are NOT. That's why Donna Summer's family had to stress second-hand smoke was her demise. So keep that in mind if you can limit your time around smoke-filed rooms and smog areas. --Ed.
While cigarette smoking is an undisputed cause of lung cancer, not all cases of lung cancer occur in smokers or former smokers. Each year, over 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer, and approximately ten per cent of lung cancers, or 17,000 cases, occur in non-smokers. Although not every non-smoker suffering from lung cancer will have an identifiable risk factor for development of the disease, a number of conditions and circumstances have been identified that will increase a non-smoker's chance of developing lung cancer.... [Read More]