Non-Smokers Develop Lung Cancer Too

by: cancercompass

Although the risk of non-smokers developing lung cancer is lower than for smokers, it is estimated that 10-25% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed for people who have never smoked a cigarette.

Researchers recently discovered a lung cancer gene that could help explain why non-smokers develop the disease.

According to a BBC News article, the GPC5 gene could help researchers discover new methods of treatment for non-smoking lung cancer patients. However, more research is needed to learn why the gene is linked to developing the disease.

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