Lung Cancer Frequently Asked Questions

A. Yes, more than 80% of lung cancers are related to smoking.
A. Yes, the risk of lung cancer is related to the duration as well as intensity of smoking. There is a 15 fold increase in the risk of developing lung cancer in persistent smokers.
A. Passive smoking is exposure to what is known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke.
A. Cardiovascular or lung related problems; and the continued risk of developing further cancers.
A. Yes, cancer of throat, mouth, urinary bladder, pancreas, esophagus, cervix are linked to tobacco intake.
A. Resolution, family and social support, nicotine replacement, behavioral therapy etc.
A. Yes, lung cancer risk in smokers can be significantly diminished in a time-dependent manner following smoking cessation.
A. Yes, the combined risk of developing cancer of mouth, throat or esophagus in a smoking drinker are higher than the individual risk with smoking or alcohol.