Lung Cancer

Is It Really Preventable?

Did You Know...

  • Over 430,000 people have been diagnosed with Lung Cancer throughout their life
  • 2/3 people between the ages 65+ become diagnosed over a lifetime
  • fewer than 2% of Lung Cancer cases are found throughout people under the age of 45
  • Men are more likely to develop Lung Cancer rather than women
  • Lung Cancer is 27% of cancer deaths
  • Amount of deaths over Lung Cancer has increase 3.5 or more percent since the year 1999

What Raises Your Risk?

How Can Lung Cancer Effect You?

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Symptoms of Lung Cancer

  • Worsening Cough
  • Chest Pain
  • Lost of Appetite
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Wheezing
  • Fatigue
  • Multiple diagnoses of Bronchitis
  • Coughing of Mucus/blood
  • Swollen Lymph nodes
  • Weight loss

How Do You Prevent Lung Cancer?

  • Don't smoke
  • Avoid Secondhand Smoke
  • Test home for radon
  • Avoid carcinogens at work
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly

References

  • Cancer.org
  • Lung.org
  • Cancerresearchuk.org
  • Mayoclinic.org