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Who gets lung cancer?

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Lung cancer is much more common among people who smoke. Quitting makes that less likely, and never lighting up is even better.That said, people who have never smoked can get it too.

Lung cancer is rare for people under 45 years old. On average, people are diagnosed at 70.

From: Lung Cancer FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Lungcancer.org: "Lung cancer 101." 

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Lung Cancer - Non-small Cell. What are the key statistics for lung cancer."

CDC: "Lung cancer Risk factors." 

CDC: "Lung cancer Symptoms." 

Lung Cancer Alliance News: "Lung Cancer Reducing Risk." 

Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Trial, National Cancer Institute: "Can Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Be Found Early?" 

Schabath, M.  , Sept. 28, 2005. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

SOURCES: 

Lungcancer.org: "Lung cancer 101." 

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Lung Cancer - Non-small Cell. What are the key statistics for lung cancer."

CDC: "Lung cancer Risk factors." 

CDC: "Lung cancer Symptoms." 

Lung Cancer Alliance News: "Lung Cancer Reducing Risk." 

Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Trial, National Cancer Institute: "Can Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Be Found Early?" 

Schabath, M.  , Sept. 28, 2005. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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