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How does lung cancer start?

Answered by: How does lung cancer start?
National Clinical Director, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Chief of Staff, Director of the Lung Center & Interventional Pulmonologist

Video: How Does Lung Cancer Start?

Dr. Nader briefly discusses what may stimulate and cause lung cancer.
Madison Friedman
"How does lung cancer start?"
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Daniel A. Nader: Well, we think that the lung cancer usually starts by a stimulus or some genetic predisposition. There may be some abnormal genes that make a patient more susceptible to lung cancer due to a stimulus such as cigarette smoke or secondhand smoke or other carcinogens like radon gas.

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