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What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Lung Cancer?

There are things you can do to lessen your chance of lung cancer down the road.

What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Lung Cancer?

You can help lower your risk of lung cancer in the following ways—
  • Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking causes about 90% of lung cancer deaths in the United States. The most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking, or to quit if you smoke.
  • Avoid secondhand smoke. Smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes is called secondhand smoke. Make your home and car smoke-free.
  • Get your home tested for radon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that all homes be tested for radon.
  • Be careful at work. Health and safety guidelines in the workplace can help workers avoid carcinogens—things that can cause cancer

Source: CDC – What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer in human body illustration

Source: CDC – What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk of Lung Cancer?

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