Author | David Jackman, MD

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Fire Without Smoke: Lung Cancer in ‘Never-Smokers’

January 15, 2010

ByDavid Jackman, MD

Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer mortality, accounting for over 160,000 deaths in the United States and 1.18 million deaths worldwide each year.[1,2] Though tobacco smoking remains the most strongly associated risk factor for the development of lung cancer, 10% to 15% of lung cancer patients in the United States lack any history of tobacco use.