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There are several different lung cancer causes -- tobacco use is certainly the most common; pollution, lung disease, and exposure to asbestos or radon are also contributing factors. Sometimes, knowing the cause of this disease can help you avoid activities that may increase your risk. For example, if you smoke, quit -- better yet, don't start in the first place. However, researchers continue to explore this topic in order to better understand, treat, and possibly prevent lung cancer.
(Click Causes of Lung Cancer for a more in-depth discussion on this topic, including exactly how the various factors lead to the development of this disease and how to minimize your risk.)
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