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  • CDC: Lung Cancer Is Not Just A Smoker's Disease

    Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz, Board-certified Pulmonologist|Dec 27, 2018

    If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer, it’s important to note that lung cancer is not just a “smoker’s disease.” In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the second-most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. and the leading cause of cancer death. As many as 20 percent of lung cancer fatalities can be at...