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Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

Turns out, anyone with lungs is at risk. But if you’ve never smoked and are facing a lung cancer diagnosis, here are 10 things you should know.

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Why Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths in California?

The state was an early adopter of smoking-prevention and tobacco-control efforts, and it saved many lives.

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Minorities Need Better Lung Cancer Screening

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

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More Women Dying From Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer mortality in women is expected to dramatically increase worldwide by 2030, according to this study.

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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.

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What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?

It’s not just smoking that causes lung cancer. Here are other common risk factors you might not know about.

What Happens After You Quit Smoking?

Quitting smoking can be hard, but you may recover faster than you expect. Here's what happens to your body days, months, and years after quitting smoking.

White Bread, White Rice May Raise Risk of Lung Cancer

Processed Carbs May Raise Risk of Lung Cancer

Eating a lot of white bread, white rice, and other high-glycemic-index foods may increase your risk of lung cancer, according to this study.

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Radon Testing: What You Should Know

One in 15 homes has high levels of radon. Here’s how to keep yourself safe from lung cancer-causing radiation with easy and inexpensive radon testing.

How to Prevent Lung Cancer

Step 1: Don't smoke. You should also test your house for radon.