Radon and lung cancer: Assessing and mitigating the risk

  title={Radon and lung cancer: Assessing and mitigating the risk},
  author={Humberto K Choi and P. Mazzone},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  pages={567 - 575}
  • Humberto K Choi, P. Mazzone
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. Its progenies emit alpha particles capable of causing tissue damage. Radon exposure is estimated to be the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. Management of patients with a history of radon exposure should involve a lung cancer specialist. Radon exposure is the second most common cause of lung cancer, but the evidence so far does not support screening for lung cancer in people exposed to it. 
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