Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cancer of the Bronchus Risk Factors

Unlike the other forms of lung cancer, smoking is not a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the lung.

Risk factors for adenocarcinoma of the bronchus include:

  • Asbestos exposure
  • Pollution
  • Radiation
  • Radon exposure
  • Industrial chemical exposure:
    • Arsenic
    • Chloroethyl ethers
    • Chromates
    • Coke oven fumes
    • Mustard gas
    • Nickel

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Last Updated: Nov 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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