jcawork Posted April 5, 2005 Share Posted April 5, 2005 Hi Guys, Well, my house came back contaminated for Radon. I checked w/ a number of physicians including our ask the experts and yes, Radon is a contibutor to sclc. Add smoking and you have quite a mess. I never knew this. Please get your homes checked. It doesn't matter for us-too late, but if others live in your home they are at risk. Sometimes significant risk. For example, my husband quit a heavy smoking habit at 40. He is 55 and his randon/smoking combo risk remains the same for 20 years. Well, I add this-radon, the asbestos exposure 8 years ago, the teenage repair shop chemical exposure and smoking on top of it etc..... Too many people on this board are VERY young for lc/sclc if you havnt noticed. Something is up. I suspect its radon. When I saw a surgeon for a consult w/ I first got dx w/ lc, but didnt know what type yet, he had 3 young patients (40's) all from the same subdivision in the same year w/ lc. He had them all check and they were all off the charts for radon. Food for thought. Jen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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