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Nonsmoker Lung Cancer: A Different Disease?
2015-04-20
 
 

Nonsmoker Lung Cancer: A Different Disease?

From WebMD Health News  by Daniel J. DeNoon

November 11, 2010 — Lung cancer in nonsmokers may be a different disease than lung cancer in cigarette smokers, new research suggests. Accumulating evidence shows striking differences between lung tumors from patients who smoke and those who never smoked. Lung cancer in nonsmokers is more common among women -- Asian women in particular -- than lung cancer in smokers. And lung cancers in smokers tend to carry one particular mutation while those from nonsmokers tend to carry a different mutation.


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