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Understanding Lung Cancer -- Prevention

How Can I Prevent Lung Cancer?

Don't smoke. Breaking the tobacco habit may be difficult, but it can be done. While preparing to quit, cut back on the number of cigarettes smoked daily. Many people report that stopping cigarette smoking "cold turkey" is more effective than gradually tapering off. Joining a support group may help you maintain the resolve to quit.

If you live or work with smokers, encourage them to quit and ask them not to smoke around you. If there is potential exposure to cancer-causing chemicals at work, take necessary safety measures to limit inhalation.

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Stage Information for Malignant Mesothelioma

Patients with stage I disease have a significantly better prognosis than those with more advanced stages. Because of the relative rarity of this disease, exact survival information based upon stage is limited.[1] Definitions of TNM The American Joint Committee on Cancer has designated staging by TNM classification to define malignant mesothelioma.[2] International Mesothelioma Interest Group Staging System for Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on April 29, 2014

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