Lung Cancer

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the US, with an estimated 135,720 deaths in 2020.1 Smoking is the strongest risk factor for lung cancer, with over 90% of cases being tobacco-related. Other environmental risks include exposure to asbestos and possibly gases, such as radon.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the US, with an estimated 135,720 deaths in 2020.1 Smoking is the strongest risk factor for lung cancer, with over 90% of cases being tobacco-related. Other environmental risks include exposure to asbestos and possibly gases, such as radon.

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