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It’s on every pack of cigarettes sold in this country in one form or another. “Surgeon General Warning: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, and May Complicate Pregnancy.” And according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) the number of U.S. adults aged 18 and older who smoke cigarettes is now down to 17.8 percent. Public service announcements, warnings and education classes are everywhere warning of the dangers of smoking with its accompanying health risks.

In spite of this, the numbers concerning smoking and lung cancer are still alarming. Approximately 200,000 people in the United States in 2010 were diagnosed with lung cancer, and almost 160,000 died of the disease, according to the National Vital Statistics Report. The other way to look at it is that more than 42 million people in the United States are still smokers, and more than 16 million live with a smoking related disease. Cigarette smoking is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than one in five deaths—more than half a million per year. Tobacco smoke is the leading cause of lung cancer. Four out of five cases of lung cancer are directly attributable to smoking. Secondhand smoke exposure is also associated with a higher risk of lung cancer, and many of us are old enough to remember when smoking was a part of all airline flights.

Although there were “smokers’ rows,” the smoke was rarely smart enough to confine itself to just those sections on an enclosed plane. Since the average age of most who are affected by lung cancer is in the late 60s, the effects of even more prevalent smoking from years ago are still manifesting themselves today. Tobacco smoke is not the only risk for lung cancer. Exposure to radon gas makes up a little more than 10 percent of cases.

Likewise, exposure to asbestos is a slow ticking time bomb that results in much higher risks of lung cancer. People living in densely populated cities have a higher risk of lung cancer, and while stopping smoking is good for you, the risks never fully evaporate. Lung cancer also occurs in non-smokers, and genetic and familial factors as well as exposure to pollutants and toxins that may not be documented are the highest in suspicion. The two major types of lung cancer are small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Non-small cell cancer is also known as squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and large cell carcinoma, and accounts for about three-quarters of the cases. Small cell cancer comprises about 20 percent and is almost exclusively a disease of former smokers. Benign lung tumors make up the outstanding amount. They are more prevalent in younger people and their cause is not fully known. Read More