November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Which cancer is responsible for the most cancer-related deaths in women? No, it’s not breast cancer. It is lung cancer, which causes the most cancer deaths in women AND men.

165,000 lung cancer-related deaths in the US are estimated for 2012 alone.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s an excellent time to educate yourself on lung cancer, assess your risks, and make the necessary changes for improved lung health and cancer prevention. Despite its status as the leading cause of cancer deaths, lung cancer is one of the most preventable. A whopping 85% of lung cancer cases are related to smoking.

Some symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • A persistent, long-lasting cough in a smoker or former smoker
  • Dull, aching chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or hoarseness
  • Coughing up blood
  • Repeated respiratory infections (like bronchitis or pneumonia)

All November-long, we will be giving you useful links with topics ranging from lung health to quit-smoking tips.

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