Another common genetic cause is exposure to pesticides, which are commonly used in the United States, as well as in other parts of the world. A particular area contaminated with pesticides can increase your risk of developing lung cancer.
- Family history and genetics
An environmental factor that can potentially play a role in causing this condition is a family history of this disease. This is particularly important because family history of this disease often reveals certain characteristics that can help predict the likelihood of an individual developing it in the future. For example, individuals who have parents, siblings, or grandparents who have had this condition are more likely to develop it in the future, as are individuals who have more family members who also have this disease.
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