Module 1. Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
What are the risk factors for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)?
The most common risk factor for non-small cell lung cancer is cigarette smoking (former and current smokers). Other risk factors include second-hand smoke, and prior exposure to asbestos, radon, and radiation. There are also individuals for whom there is no clear identified risk factor - these can be individuals who are “never smokers” and who have not had exposure to any of the traditional factors that can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.
This educational activity has been developed by
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., and a Celgene Patient Advocacy Sponsorship.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.