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How can a prior history of lung cancer affect your risk of developing it again?

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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.

From: Causes of Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 23, 2017

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Lung Cancer Causes from MedicineNet.

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 23, 2017

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