Causes Of Lung Cancer And What You Can Do To Prevent It





In this world full of smokers and air pollution you might be wondering that is there a specific way to prevent or avoid getting lung cancer.

There are a lot of ways you can do or try to lower the chances of getting lung cancer and the first thing you might want to do is stop smoking if you aren't smoking then don't try it. You may be thinking that if you aren't smoking your are safe and sad to say that you are wrong because secondhand smoke is far worse than those of the ones who are smoking.


If you are a non-smoker then the risk of having a lung cancer is low but if you are a heavy smoker your chance of developing lung cancer can be 30 times higher than the risk for a non-smoker. The length or duration you have been smoking also matters.

There are also other things you should avoid such as:

Radon gas

This kind of gas is colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that soil and rock can give off. It can seep up through the foundation and build up inside well-insulated homes.

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Lung cancer runs in some families, but since you can't change that, focus on the things that you can control.

Things you can do to prevent lung cancer

* First off if you are a smoker it is the number one priority to stop. I know it is hard for you to stop because nicotine is highly addictive but with the proper planning you can quit like many other people who successfully quitted. Ask your doctor for advice.

* Avoid beta-carotene supplements. Studies say/show that it can make lung cancer more likely in people who smoke.

* Inspect your home just for radon gas there are hardware stores that carry inexpensive and easy to use kit that can measure radon levels.

* Having a good exercise every now and then will really help you and having a proper diet in foods such as eating a diet rich fruits and vegetables will lower your risk on having several forms of cancer as well as heart disease and diabetes.

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It is best to consult your doctor for advice.

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Source: webmd

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