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Confused about lung cancer? Or just looking for some quick facts? These links take you to essential information on lung cancer, its causes, and its risk factors.

What Is Lung Cancer ?

Just diagnosed with lung cancer? Get started here.

How many people does lung cancer affect? Find out here.

Lung cancer is the top cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. But this wasn't always the case.


Here's where to learn about the common causes of lung cancer.

What are lung cancer risk factors? Here's the list.

When you breathe in smoke that comes from the end of a lit cigarette, cigar, or pipe (sidestream smoke) or that is exhaled by a smoker (mainstream smoke), you're inhaling almost the same amount of chemicals as the smoker breathes in.

Cigar smoke, menthol, pollution? See what can increase your risk of lung cancer and what’s fiction. WebMD shows you what to avoid and surprise risks.


There are several risk factors linked to lung cancer. Find out what to avoid.

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