What can raise the chances of getting a Pancoast tumor?
The risk factors for almost all lung cancers are similar. These include the following:
- Secondary smoke exposure
- Prolonged asbestos exposure
- Exposure to industrial elements (such as chromium or nickel)
From: Pancoast Tumors WebMD Medical Reference
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