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Lung Cancer Question!?

Postby Gaarwine » Thu May 29, 2014 1:44 am

Can u get lung cancer in any other way than smoking or seondhand smoking. I know that you could get it from secondhand smoking and smoking but is there any other way to get it.
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Lung Cancer Question!?

Postby Benet » Thu May 29, 2014 2:05 am

Sometimes other cancers can spread to the lungs.
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Lung Cancer Question!?

Postby Timothy » Thu May 29, 2014 10:48 am

Any type of chemical can give you lung cancer, but it has to be repetitive exposure, such as working in a working environment.
You can get it like you get any other cancer, but that is very rare it is usually caused be constant pollutants going into the lungs.
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Postby Jesus » Thu May 29, 2014 9:39 pm

Question - The answer to your question is YES! Although "smoking" is the most common cause (of typical squamous cell carcinoma), some lung cancers, especially of the surface and inner chest lining (known as malignant mesotheliomas or mesothelial carcinomas) are caused by certain types of asbestos found in building material insulation products.
Then there are some peripheral "scar" carcinomas whose cause is simply unknown.
Other rarer lung cancers do exist.
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