November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which has provided an opportunity for us to share a series of posts on our blog with vital information about the risks and causes of lung cancer. In this post, we will be discussing some of the actions that individuals can take to decrease the risk of developing lung cancer.
The upcoming series of blog posts we will be sharing is focused on informing and creating awareness about lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it is our hope that we can alert others about the causes of this deadly disease and possibly prevent future diagnoses.
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the country, but it is also the most preventable. Largely caused by exposure to tobacco smoke and asbestos, this disease will kill an estimated 155,000 people this year. In an effort to create awareness and hopefully prevention, we will be sharing information about lung cancer on our blog throughout the month of November.
Are you giving up smoking tobacco in 2015? We hope so! Smoking tobacco has been known to be dangerous to human health since the 1950's. Over the years, the laws and regulations on cigarettes and cigarette marketing have increased, but not before substantial damage was done to countless American lungs.
You might know that asbestos exposure can lead to diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis, but what about lung cancer? There are many studies out there that have shown an increase in lung cancer diagnoses among victims of prolonged asbestos exposure. If the victim is also a smoker, the risk for developing lung cancer is even higher.