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One in eight lung-cancer patients have never smoked cigarettes


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JAMA Oncology
Reuters Health - 25/12/2020 - More than 12% of people diagnosed with lung cancer report that they've never smoked cigarettes, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although a large majority of lung cancer patients are current or former smokers, those who have never smoked should still remain aware and seek lung screenings, researchers write in the journal JAMA Oncology. "One out of every eight people diagnosed with lung cancer had never smoked cigarettes, which reiterates the importance of learning more about their risk factors for lung cancer, which could impact prevention and treatment," said lead author Dr. David Siegel of the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in Atlanta, Georgia. "This also reinforces the need to strengthen and increase cigarette cessation and lung-cancer screening among high-risk current and former smokers," he told Reuters Health by email. Dr. Siegel and colleagues ana...


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