While smoking is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, it is certainly not the only thing that increases a person’s risk of developing this deadly disease, according to a leading lung cancer specialist in Patna, working at a top cancer hospital in Patna. The specialist, and other oncological experts at the cancer hospital in Bihar highlighted 8 lesser known things that might cause lung cancer, which you should be aware of.

  1. Second-hand Smoke
    Experts offering cancer treatment in Patna at the hospital in Patna say that you don’t have to be a smoker to be at risk for cancer. Just being in a room with people who smoke can bring it on. Every year about 3,000 non-smokers die from lung cancer caused by second-hand fumes. Living with a smoker could boost your odds of lung cancer by up to 30%.
  2. Air Pollution
    The World Health Organization named air pollution a cause of lung cancer in 2013. Lots of junk in the air we breathe which include exhaust, chemicals, dust, factor in as well. But bad air as a whole, especially in the metropolitan cities in India, is a major problem because of the sheer number of people who have to breathe it.
  3. Asbestos
    Asbestos is officially classified as a cause of cancer.It was widely used to insulate and fireproof buildings, until its mining was banned in India. However, asbestos is still used in roofing sheets, cement pipes, gasket sheets, brake liners and clutch Facings as well as insulation.
  4. Radon
    This colourless, odourless gas forms as soil and rocks break down. As that happens, it seeps into buildings.It’s also radioactive and one of the leading causes of lung cancer, especially in Southern India, in cities like Bangalore.
  5. Family History
    If you have lung cancer in the family tree, you may be more likely to get it yourself. Genetics is mostly held responsible, but there is still uncertainty.
  6. Alcohol
    A study suggests heavy alcohol use is tied to the disease, even among non-smokers. Researchers followed more than 100,000 people and found those who have more than three drinks a day were more likely to get lung cancer.
  7. Radiation Therapy
    Doctors use high doses of it to kill cancer cells. But despite all the good it can do, this treatment is considered a potential cause for secondary cancers. It’s always worth talking to your doctor about the risks before a radiation treatment.
  8. What You Eat
    A high-carbohydrate diet, which leads to high blood sugar and insulin resistance, has been linked to lung cancer.Eat fewer foods that are high on the glycaemic index like white breads, potatoes, white rice among others.
Author's Bio: 

My name is Gaurav Gautam, I am Graduate in English (Hons) from Delhi University. I am professional content writer but I am very enthusiastic for health & fitness industry. Above article guides you about major causes, symptoms and treatment of lung cancer disease in Bihar.