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Why Lung Cancer occurs in Non Smokers
Published by: Jitesh (16) on Fri, Jul 13, 2018  |  Word Count: 452  |  Comments ( 0)  l  Rating
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In the recent past, the cases of lung cancer have increased tremendously and the main reason behind this is the increasing lifespan of Human Beings. According to statistics, 10% of the 15% Lung Cancer occurs in non-smokers. Researchers have found out that about two-thirds of the increase is due to longevity. The rest, they think, is caused by changes in cancer rates across different age groups. This bleak situation urges us to go back to the root causes of the disease to understand the rampant rise.
The popular belief that only smoking causes lung cancer is not entirely true, because even the people who have never smoked in their entire lives suffering from Lung Cancer. Hence, when such people are diagnosed with this deadly disease, they cannot understand the reason behind it. Therefore, all nonsmokers should also know about the top Lung Cancer causes. If you too want to know about them, then read on and stay safe:
Our KRIMS hospital is one of the top hospitals in Nagpur which provide all the aid to smokers to quit smoking.
Passive Smoking
When people spend too much time around people who smoke, then they inhale the cigarette smoke and get involved in passive smoking.
According to renowned Pulmonologists at KRIMS Hospitals (which has one of the Best Pulmonologists in Nagpur), non-smokers who live with a smoker, have 24% high risk towards lung cancer when compared with other non-smokers. According to popular belief, there are at least 7,000 chemicals present in passive smoking, out of which 250 are harmful. This is one of the reasons why smoking is banned in Public areas.
Air Pollution
India is the second most populated country in the world and with too many people comes too many vehicles and too many vehicles spread air pollution.
The rising level of air pollution from vehicles, power plants, and various factories also gives rise to lung cancer cases. According to Doctors from KRIMS Multispeciality Hospital, Nagpur, a longer than usual exposure to polluted air carries the risk of developing lung cancer. Regions with a high concentration of PM2.5 particles are said to be quite harmful to the people.
Exposure to Cancer-Causing Chemicals
There are some workplaces in India that have an unhealthy environment which contains carcinogens(a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue) that have the potential to cause lung cancer among the workers. Some of these carcinogens are Asbestos, Arsenic, Silica, diesel exhaust, pesticides, dust, and fumes. Therefore, Doctors advise that refinery workers, carpenters, and smelters should limit their exposure to such harmful elements to avoid lung cancer.
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