Risk Factors


Why Lung Cancer Deaths Are Lower in California

Due to the early adoption of smoking-prevention and tobacco-control efforts in California, lung cancer mortality rates are 28 percent lower there.

By Diane Domina

High-Risk Minorities May Not Be Adequately Screened for Lung Cancer

National lung cancer screening guidelines may not be sufficient for minorities and other people in underrepresented communities, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Lung Cancer Deaths in Women Could Jump 43 Percent

Lung cancer mortality in women is expected to dramatically increase worldwide by 2030, according to a study involving data from 52 countries.

By Diane Domina

Prevent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrence

While it’s impossible to completely shield yourself from lung cancer relapse, there are some things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.

By Sheila M. Eldred

What Happens to Your Body After You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be daunting, but it can pay off more quickly than you expect. What happens days, months, and years after quitting?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

White Bread, White Rice May Raise Risk of Lung Cancer

Eating a lot of high-glycemic-index foods, such as white bread and white rice, may increase the risk of lung cancer in non-Hispanic whites.

By Deborah Kaplan

Radon Testing: What You Should Know

One in 15 homes is estimated to have high levels of radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Here’s what to do to stay safe.

By HealthAfter50

How to Prevent Lung Cancer

The best ways to prevent lung cancer are to avoid smoking and to limit your exposure to certain pollutants, such as radon.

By HealthAfter50

13 Symptoms of Lung Cancer

It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Here’s what to look out for.

By HealthAfter50