Lung Cancer Risk Factors

In this day and age, there’s no mystery to what causes lung cancer. Risk factors include:

  • Smoking (by far the leading cause of lung cancer)
  • Exposure to second-hand smoke
  • Exposure to radon
  • Exposure to asbestos
  • Having a family history of lung cancer

You can also explore Smoking Cessation Support at BayCare. If you are a smokeless tobacco user, learn more about the more than 3,000 chemicals, including 28 known carcinogens, contained in dip products that are extremely harmful and may also cause cancer.

If you are concerned you may have lung cancer, contact your physician right way or request an appointment using the form on the right.

Request an appointment with one of BayCare's experienced primary care physicians or specialists.