Radon gas is a risk factor for developing lung cancer.
But smoking is the greatest risk factor for lungcancer. The risk of lung
cancer is increased for people who smoke, are exposed to secondhand smoke, and
also have radon contact. The risk of radon-related lung cancer is higher for smokers than nonsmokers.
Everyone has some contact to radon. Radon is a gas that is released
from rock and soil and is present in the air. In closed spaces, such as caves,
mines, and energy-efficient homes, radon levels can increase because the gas
cannot freely exchange with outdoor air.
Stage 0 NSCLC frequently progresses to invasive cancer.[1,2,3] Patients may be offered surveillance bronchoscopies and, if lesions are detected, potentially curative therapies.
Standard Treatment Options for Stage 0 NSCLC
Standard treatment options for Stage 0 NSCLC include the following:
Endobronchial therapies, including photodynamic therapy, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and Nd-YAG laser therapy.
Segmentectomy or wedge resection are used to preserve...