Lung cancer is a kind of common pulmonary malignant tumor, which has high morbidity and mortality and is regarded as one of the major threats to human health. Researches showed that lung cancer was one of the main causes of cancer-related death, and every year about 1.3 million people died of it. Experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guzangzhou will discuss the reasons of lung cancer with you.
Smoking is generally regarded as the leading cause of lung cancer, because cigarette contains more than 3000 chemicals, of which at least 60 chemicals are known to cause cancer, such as radioactive isotopes, nitrite amine, benzopyrene, etc. Research found that smokers were about 10 to 20 as likely to suffer from lung cancer, compared with those non-smokers.
People who are chronically exposed to arsenic, asbestos, chromium compounds, coke furnace, mustard gas, vinyl chloride and other substances have a higher incidence of lung cancer. Air pollution, especially industrial waste gas is an important factor of lung cancer. The acceleration of urbanization and industrialization also brings harm to people’s health.
Studies found that genetic factors played an important role on susceptible populations of environmental carcinogens.
Experts from Modern Cancer Hospital Guzangzhou remind people to pay attention to lung cancer issues, and strengthen physical fitness to prevent lung cancer.