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Can lung cancer be prevented?

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The best way to prevent it is to avoid smoking and to avoid breathing in other people's fumes.

If you smoke, work on quitting, even if you’ve tried before. After 10 years, an ex-smoker lowers their risk of lung cancer anywhere from 30% to 50%. You’ll also get many other health benefits for your heart and the rest of your body.

It can be tough to kick the habit. Ask your doctor for help if you need it.

From: Lung Cancer FAQ WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Lungcancer.org: "Lung cancer 101." 

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Lung Cancer - Non-small Cell. What are the key statistics for lung cancer."

CDC: "Lung cancer Risk factors." 

CDC: "Lung cancer Symptoms." 

Lung Cancer Alliance News: "Lung Cancer Reducing Risk." 

Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Trial, National Cancer Institute: "Can Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Be Found Early?" 

Schabath, M.  , Sept. 28, 2005. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

SOURCES: 

Lungcancer.org: "Lung cancer 101." 

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Lung Cancer - Non-small Cell. What are the key statistics for lung cancer."

CDC: "Lung cancer Risk factors." 

CDC: "Lung cancer Symptoms." 

Lung Cancer Alliance News: "Lung Cancer Reducing Risk." 

Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Trial, National Cancer Institute: "Can Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Be Found Early?" 

Schabath, M.  , Sept. 28, 2005. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 10, 2018

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