lung cancer

Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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A patient receiving chemotherapy. (Photo: Burger/Phanie/Rex)

Cause & Effect

Clearing Confusion Around Cancer Causes Lots of things have been associated with higher risks of developing certain cancers. But there are very few things that have been proven to have a cause-and-effect relationship. “For 99 percent of people who get cancer – especially adults –
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Breathe Easier

Radon’s Link to Lung Cancer Each year, radon kills more people than home fires, drowning, falls or drunk driving. It takes some 21,000 lives annually and is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Even though there are plenty of ways to decrease exposure to the
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