For many former smokers, the health risks associated with smoking fade in the years after they’ve quit. There are millions of Americans who still remain at high risk for lung cancer. But now, thanks to a new low-dose CT scan, lung cancer can be detected early when it is more curable. Consider getting screened for lung cancer today and get informed on the risk factors and prevention tips for lung cancer below:
- Smoking and the use of other tobacco products, including cigars and smokeless tobacco, causes or worsens numerous diseases and conditions.
- Smoking cigarettes, or tobacco in any form, is the major risk factor for lung cancer. Nonsmokers who breathe the smoke of others, often called secondhand smoke, are also at increased risk for lung cancer.
- If you’ve never smoked, don’t start.
- If you are smoking. Stop now.
- Avoid secondhand smoke.
- Check your home and workplace for radon and carcinogens.
If you or someone you know is at risk for lung cancer, take the Lung Cancer Screening Eligibility Quiz at SavedByTheScan.org to see if you should get screened today.
Tia Muhammad, BS, is an award-winning freelance content & media creative, copywriter, blogger, digital designer, and marketing consultant. She owns the boutique content and digital media company, jackieGLDN|studio.