Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women today. Smoking accounts for 87 percent of lung cancer cases. Lung cancer is a slow-growing disease that can take 20 to 30 years to develop.
KNOW THE RISK FACTORS
- tobacco use
- exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke
- exposure to asbestos, radon gas, arsenic and air pollutants
SYMPTOMS OF LUNG CANCER
- a nagging or persistent cough
- shortness of breath
- coughing up blood
- chest pain
- loss of appetite and sudden, unexpected weight loss
HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK
- Quit smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Avoid exposure to asbestos, radon gas, arsenic and air pollutants.