Lung CancerRisk Factors

Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

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Samuel Zeller

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You May Have Been Exposed to Second-Hand Smoke

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Your House Had—or Has—a Radon Gas Leak

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Anh Nguyen

Your Symptoms May Be Different From a Smoker's Lung Cancer

Computed Tomography (ct) Of The Chest
Computed Tomography (CT) of the chestiStock

You Were Never Screened for Lung Cancer

Micrograh of small cell lung cancer
Micrograph of small cell lung canceriStock

Your Cancer's Sub-type Tends to Be Different

ALK positive lung adenocarcinoma
ALK positive lung adenocarcinomaNephron

Your Tumor Has Distinct Markers

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Your Treatment Will Probably Come in a Pill

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Eutah Mizushima

You're More Than Likely a Woman

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Alex Boyd

You Have Your Own Emotional Hurdles to Overcome

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Christin Hume

You have specialized support out there.

Linda Rodgers

Linda Rodgers


Linda Rodgers is a former magazine and digital editor turned writer, focusing on health and wellness. She's written for Reader’s Digest, Working Mother, Bottom Line Health, and various other publications. When she's not writing about health, she writes about pets, education, and parenting.