IJMST 2017 Volume 7 Issue 4

International Journal of Medical Sciences and Technology (IJMST) ISSN:0974-5343

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Commentary: Second-hand smoke and other potential lung cancer exposures among non-smoking women.  Hammad Akram and  Gohar Ashraf.  IJMST (2017), 7(4):25-27


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Title:
Commentary: Second-hand smoke and other potential lung cancer exposures among non-smoking women

Authors & Affiliation:
Hammad Akram1 and  Gohar Ashraf 2
1 Epidemiologist, Ministry of Public Health, Doha, Qatar
2 Pediatrician, Saint Vincent Medical Group, Kokomo, Indiana, United States
hakram@moph.gov.qa, goharashraf@gmail.com

Abstract:
Lung cancer among non-smoking individuals is mostly associated with the second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure. Other risk factors or exposures include air-pollution, radon, asbestos, certain heavy metals and chemicals. Furthermore, family history of lung cancer among blood relatives could also be associated with this cancer. The SHS exposure increases the risk of lung cancer in a dose-response manner among non-smokers. There is a need for enhanced surveillance and research to study the relatively less prominent risk factors of lung cancer among non-smoking females from diverse demographic and geographical backgrounds. The early screening of non-smoking household members of smokers could play an important role in future control and prognosis of lung cancer.
Key words: Lung cancer; secondhand smoke; exposure; nonsmoking households

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