Kathy Griffin’s lung cancer diagnosis has others questioning their risk

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ST. LOUIS – Comedian Kathy Griffin is resting Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery.

She announced Monday she has stage one lung cancer in her left lung. Half of that lung was removed. Griffin is 60 years old, and she says she has never smoked. Her doctors are optimistic about her recovery.

Washington University Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan with the Siteman Cancer Center explained how non-smokers can still develop lung cancer.

Siteman has an online tool to help assess your risk of lung cancer. Click here to estimate your risk. To learn more, visit siteman.wustl.edu or call 800-600-3606.

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