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How common is lung cancer, and what causes it?

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. More than 4 of every 5 cases of lung cancer are linked to cigarette smoking.

From: What Is Lung Cancer? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

FDA Office of Women's Health: "Lung Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer."

JAMA: "JAMA Patient Page: Lung Cancer."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Lung Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

FDA Office of Women's Health: "Lung Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer."

JAMA: "JAMA Patient Page: Lung Cancer."

NIHSeniorHealth: "Lung Cancer."

 

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 11, 2018

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