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  1. Causes of Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer deaths in both men and women throughout the world. The American Cancer Society estimates that 173,770 new cases of lung cancer in the U.S. will be diagnosed and 160,440 deaths due to lung cancer will occur in 2004.

  2. Radon - Topic Overview

    What is radon?Radon is a cancer - causing radioactive gas. It comes from the breakdown of uranium, which is a natural part of soil and rock. It is most commonly found in soil, water, building materials (such as granite or shale), and natural gas. Radon cannot be detected by human senses because it is odorless, tasteless, and invisible.How does radon exposure occur?In closed or poorly vented spaces

  3. Radon - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about radon: What is radon? What is sub-slab depressurization? How does it keep radon out of a building? ...

  4. Lung Cancer - Topic Overview

    Learn about lung cancer -- what it is, how it develops, and about quitting smoking to reduce risk.

  5. Lung Cancer - Other Treatment

    Radiation therapy is the use of high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. Radiation may come from a machine outside the body (external radiation therapy) or from putting materials that produce radiation (radioisotopes) into the body.

  6. Lung Cancer - Cause

    Most lung cancer is caused by smoking. About 87% of lung cancers are related to smoking. Cancer-causing substances (carcinogens) in tobacco smoke damage lung cells. Over time, these damaged cells may develop into lung cancer.

  7. Erlotinib

    Drug details for Erlotinib.

  8. Lung Cancer - Medications

    Chemotherapy uses powerful medications to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy is the most effective therapy for small cell lung cancer, but it cures lung cancer in only a small number of people

  9. Lung Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, be sure to follow your health professional's instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms that get worse.

  10. Lung Cancer - Health Tools

    Tools to help you make decisions about lung cancer care.

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