Dr. Charles Powell Weighs In: “Lung Cancer Most Common Cause of Cancer-Related Death”

New York, NY
 – August 8, 2011 /Press Release/  –– 

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the world, Charles Powell of the Mount Sinai Critical Care and Sleep Medicine division told the New York Daily News. "Your risk of developing lung cancer seems to be tied most closely to cigarette smoking, rather than any inherent genetic factor," Powell said. "However, you’re considered at especially high risk if you have family history of lung cancer, especially in nonsmokers or in relatives under the age of 50."