Lung cancer under-recognized in people who have never smoked

Lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more common than most people think, and on the rise. Historically strong, and correct, messaging on smoking and lung cancer has inadvertently contributed to lung cancer receiving much less attention than breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. Increasing awareness could help lead to earlier diagnosis, reduce the blame culture around lung cancer and re-balance research funding.

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