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Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, RI 02903
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The Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
11 Friendship Street
Newport, RI 02840
East Greenwich Lifespan Ambulatory Care Center
1454 South County Trail2nd Floor
East Greenwich, RI 02818
A risk factor refers to anything that makes it more likely for you to get a certain disease. The most significant risk factor for lung cancer is exposure to tobacco smoke. That's why it is important for smokers to quit. No matter how long you have smoked or how much you smoke every day, quitting smoking decreases the likelihood that you will develop lung cancer.
Risk Factors:People with one or more risk factors are more likely to develop lung cancer. It is important to note, however, that some people with one or more risk factors may never develop lung cancer.