Not only smoking, cause lung cancer multifactorial.
Lung cancer is always identikkan with a smoker. However, smoking is not the only place the cause.
Smoking is a big influence on the increased risk of lung cancer. Approximately 90 percent of cases of lung cancer in men and 70 percent in women caused by smoking. Active smokers and passive smokers had the same risk of lung cancer is just as great.
But there are other factors that are not less important, ie substances that are carcinogenic in the surrounding environment, such as asbestos, arsenic, chromate, nickel, chloromethyl ethers, mustard gas and coke oven emissions, and radiation.
“Lung cancer is the cause is multifactorial. Not only cigarettes, but are most numerous and the main cause is smoking. But the environment is also affected. Place we live. Example asbestos, has been known to people living with asbestos ceiling using the risk (lung cancer), because the requirement to make the building as much as possible to avoid asbestos, “said Dr. Ronald Hukom SpPD-KHOM, a cancer specialist in adults from Cancer Hospital Okezone Dharmais when contacted via cell phone on Friday (27/4 / 2012).
Ronald explains, there is a gas called radon that can contribute as a cause of lung cancer.
“Radon is a natural gas that is colorless and odorless. This gas is in uranium, in an industrial environment. So, for people who are in a region thought to contain radon, such as industry, can be anticipated by using a mask,” he advised.
Not only the industrial environment are potentially unhealthy substances cause of lung cancer. Carcinogenic substances are also found in many everyday environments, such as in an office environment.
“At work or home are also many materials that contain carcinogens. In the workplace a lot of nickel, kronium,” he said.
Alcohol is also one of the triggers. “Another thing to consider is what is consumed. People who drink lots of alcohol, a potentially taxable as lung cancer, especially if your age is getting older,” he said.
As is often the nature of other cancers, lung cancer is also a genetic nature.
“Genetic factors are also one of the causes, but not so great. Only 10 to 15 percent. If known talent, then avoid the risk of other causes, so it was smoking. Yang had never tried cigarettes, never try. For those who already smoke, immediately discontinued because they know the dangers. For sure, people who quit smoking reduce the risk, “added Head Unit Installation and Blood Bank this RSKD apheresis.