Lung cancer is still one of the deadliest cancers in both men and women in the country, claiming over 150,000 lives each year. Smoking and secondhand smoke are still the most serious risk factors for the vast majority of lung cancers.
Kicking a smoking habit can be hard, but it’s the more important step you can take to lower your risk of developing lung cancer. If you don’t smoke – don’t start. Encourage family and friends to quit, too. Secondhand smoke is just as dangerous as smoking yourself.
During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, take the time to get screened for lung cancer and take steps to finally kick that smoking habit. For help, call our free 24/7 nurse advice hotline to speak with a Registered Nurse any day, anytime. Or speak to a doctor in person by scheduling an appointment today.