Lung cancer on the rise in non-smokers

A growing number of non-smokers in India are reporting lung cancer today, with the disease in them showing more subtle symptoms that are often difficult to diagnose.

"In the US, lung cancer in never-smokers is now considered the 6th most common cause of cancer deaths. While in India, we do not have any such consolidated estimates. In recent years, doctors have witnessed an increasing number of cases in which the patient was a never smoker and yet acquired lung cancer. Apart from genetic predisposition, the prime causes of lung cancer in non-smokers are air pollution and second hand smoke," says Dr Satish Kamat, senior oncologist, AASHA Cancer Centre Hospital.................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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