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Are you at risk for Lung cancer ?


Due to the unsafe level of PM 2.5 dust issue, the awareness about the environment is increasing, as well as the questions about PM 2.5 dust effects on health is increasing in people’s mind, too. Is it increase the risk of Lung cancer ? Let’s find out!

Lung cancer is a disease that can be cured. The essential risk factors that cause Lung cancer are as follow;

Smoke cigarette and/or receive cigarette’s smoke

Smoking cigarette is the main risk factors that cause Lung cancer, as well as other kinds of cancer, such as Ear, Throat, Nose cancer, Bladder cancer, etc. Thus, the people aged over 55 years old who smoke a cigarette around a pack of cigarettes a day for over 30 years should undergo a Lung cancer screening test with Low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) which is more sophisticated than the normal one.

Work in the industry that has carcinogen

Working in the industry that has carcinogens, such as Chromium, Radon, Niggle, etc. is quite risky.

Family history of Lung cancer

Even though Lung cancer is not genetic inheritance like other kinds of cancer, but if there is someone in the family who has Lung cancer from young age, the family members also have a high risk of Lung cancer as well (According to the studies).

Chronic Lung diseases

Have Chronic Lung diseases, such as Chronic emphysema and Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. People with chronic lung diseases have a high risk of Lung cancer.

PM 2.5 Dust and Pollution

According to the studies, PM 2.5 dust might be one of the factors that can cause Lung cancer. However, there is no confirmation about the quantity of the dust received that cause Lung cancer.

In conclusion, we could reduce the risks of Lung cancer by stop smoking, avoid cigarette smoke and pollution.  

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