Lung Cancer

April 6, 2016

Causes and Risks

The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking.

Cornwall in England have unusually high concentrations of radon gas in their rocks making them have a higher risk of getting lung cancer, just as well as smokers.


The pathophysiology of lung cancer development is complex and incompletely understood. The genes influenced in the pathogenesis of lung cancer produce proteins involved in cell growth and differentiation, cell cycle processes, apoptosis, angiogenesis, tumor progession, and immune regulation.