November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
Did you know that every three and a half minutes someone in the United States will die from lung cancer, accounting for about one 1 in 4 cancer deaths?*
In an effort to raise awareness about lung cancer and prevention it is important to understand what you can do to protect your lungs and maintain your overall health.
Start protecting your lungs today by reducing your exposure to these risk factors**:
Smoking is the number one leading risk, accounting for 90% of lung cancer cases. If you want to quit smoking and need help you can read more HERE.
There is no safe level of secondhand smoke – homes, workplaces, and public spaces can reduce the risk of exposure by implementing smoke free air zones.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has been proven to also be a leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers. Indoor radon screenings are important to determine the levels of radon in homes and buildings.
Exposure to year-round particle pollution is also a known risk factor. The American Lung Association puts out a yearly report determining the “State of the Air” rating the cleanest and most polluted areas in the United States.
While many of these risk factors are known to cause lung cancer, sometimes that is not always the case. If you have a family history of lung cancer, it is important to let your physician know. Understanding the warnings signs such as chronic cough, shortness of breath, chronic mucus production, wheezing, and chronic chest pain, can help in early detection.
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*American Lung Association – 2019 State of Lung Cancer