Risk factors that increase the chance of developing lung cancer are:
- Tobacco smoke
- Air pollution
- Family or personal history of lung cancer.
- Asbestos and other carcinogens
- Radiation therapy
- Age 65 and older
- History of lung disease
- Diet- Arsenic in drinking water from private sources, e.g., wells, can increase lung cancer risk; this water should be tested
Reference - “Reducing Your Risk.” LUNGevity Foundation, 24 June 2019, lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/lung-cancer-101/reducing-your-risk.