Lung cancer symptoms: Your fingertips are a warning a sign – 'broadening and thickening’

One study has shown your risk of developing lung cancer increases by around 33 percent if you live in an area with high levels of nitrogen oxide gases (mostly produced by cars and other vehicles).

Other chemicals and substances linked to lung cancer include:

Chemicals and substances include:

  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Coal and coke fumes
  • Silica
  • Nickel.

Previous lung diseases can increase your risk of lung cancer – these risks are usually higher in smokers, warns Cancer Research UK.

What’s more, your risk of lung cancer is higher if you have a close relative (such as a parent or sibling) who has had lung cancer.


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