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Do survivors of lung cancer have a greater risk of developing lung cancer?

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Survivors of lung cancer have a greater risk than the general population of developing a second lung cancer. Survivors of non-small cell lung cancers have an added risk of 1%-2% per year for developing a second lung cancer. In survivors of small cell lung cancers, the risk for development of second cancers approaches 6% per year.

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Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on November 10, 2019

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