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Lung Cancer Center is here to provide the information and resources you need to understand the diagnosis. Are you a patient, loved one, caregiver, or even just a student? Learn more about what a lung cancer diagnosis is and the best way to fight it medically and legally.

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Learn More About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the second-most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States that affects both men and women, with more than 228,000 cases estimated for 2020. However, not every case is caused by cigarettes or tobacco. Many people who work or have worked in shipyards, factories, demolition, or even near old warehouses could have been exposed to carcinogens outside of their control. If you believe this applies to you or a loved one, then keep reading to learn more about lung cancer and your options.

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, with over 228,000 new cases expected for 2020.

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Treatment

Treatment for lung cancer can involve several modes dependent on the stage of the cancer and health of the patient.

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Research

Lung cancer, being one of the most prominent forms of cancer, is constantly being researched for new information and treatments.

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Legal

We often think of lung cancer as self-inflicted. But there are cases where legal action can be taken against another party.

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Resources

With as common as lung cancer is, groups and foundations have formed to provide resources to victims and their families.

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There are 228,820 new cases of lung cancer estimated for 2020.

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At Risk for Lung Cancer

If you have developed lung cancer, it may not have been caused by something you’ve done. Yes, cigarettes are the leading cause of lung cancer in the world. However, there are more carcinogens out there than just tobacco.

Asbestos, radon, and other hazardous air pollutants have been proven to cause cancer of the lungs, esophagus, mesothelium, and more.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to these chemicals then you may be at risk for lung cancer. If you’re not sure, talking with a doctor and looking into early screening could help determine your likeliness to develop lung cancer later on.

Who Is Eligible for Legal Action?

  • People who may have been exposed to a carcinogen at work.
  • Veterans who came into contact with a substance in the line of duty.
  • Anyone who could have been living in or near a building built with asbestos.

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At Lung Cancer Center, we strive to answer any question you may have for you or a loved one in the easiest way possible. Our answers below have been curated and get directed to the resource that helps you best.

Types of Carcinogens

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Asbestos

Asbestos is a name given to a classification of carcinogenic minerals that form in bundles of fibers. Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was something of a "miracle mineral" and used in many industrial and consumer products across the world. Today, it has been shown to cause anywhere from nine to 15 percent of lung cancer cases in the United States.

Radon

Radon is the result of radioactive materials breaking down in the Earth and rising up through the soil as a gas. This gas, while present everywhere in the world, can be trapped in houses and buildings after coming up through floorboards or cracks in the foundation. When this happens, radon can reach lethal concentrations. Radon exposure in people's homes and workplaces is responsible for 10 percent of lung cancer diagnoses in the U.S.

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Cigarettes and Tobacco

While cigarettes and tobacco products are the leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. at 90 percent, they are also something that is done voluntarily. At one time, legal claims against cigarette manufacturers were possible, though their risks are well-documented and known to the public now.

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Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP)

Hazardous Air Pollutants, also known as HAPs, are also known to cause lung cancer. HAPs can be anything from a concentration of smog to chemical runoff from nearby smokestacks. Any area where air pollution is a significant factor in daily life can raise someone's chances of developing lung cancer, and HAPs alone are responsible for one to two percent of diagnoses.

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