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Authors

  1. EDMONDSON, DONNA RN, C, OCN, BSN

Abstract

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 45.1 million adults in the United States were smokers in 2005. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for lung cancer; in fact, 90% of lung cancer deaths in men and almost 80% in women are caused by smoking. In this article, we'll help you understand the how's and why's of lung cancer, and we'll show you what you can do to care for and support your patient from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.