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Other Lung Diseases
Lung diseases that cause scarring of the lung tissues, such as tuberculosis (TB), increase the risks of developing lung cancer.
Personal Health History
Once a person develops lung cancer, the chances of it reoccurring is greater than it is for those who have never had lung cancer. Quitting smoking after lung cancer is diagnosed may prevent the development of a second lung cancer. This is due to the body's ability to heal its tissues even though it has been badly damaged and the risk of lung cancer will decrease as years pass and the smoker does not pick up the cigarette again.
Family History and Ethnicity
A recent study conducted by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has linked the risk of lung cancer to family history and ethnicity. Some races are more likely to get lung cancer than other races, mainly due to ethnic genetic structure and the strength of the immune system, that may be inherited from the family.
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