November Brings Our Attention to Lung Cancer Awareness

According to cdc.gov, Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the U.S. So what can you do to lower your risk? The most common way is to stop smoking, this can be a hard habit for some people to break, but it is possible. The second most common cause is radon, a naturally occurring gas that comes from rocks and air and can get trapped in houses and buildings. So it is important to get your home tested just to be sure no Radon is sneaking in. 

 

150,000 people die from this disease, and about 80-90 percent of lung cancers are linked to smoking cigarettes. Second hand smoke is also a huge cause to lung cancer so try to refrain from inhaling second hand some reguralry. Smoking can cause cancer in many places in the body such as, mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, liver, pancreas, voicebox (larynx), trachea, bronchus, kidney and renal pelvis, urinary bladder, and cervix, and causes acute myeloid leukemia according to cdc.gov. 

 

Screening is recommended for people at high risk of getting lung cancer because of their smoking history and age. Please make sure you check out more information about lung cancer today

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