Avoid Exposure to Cancer-Causing Substances

Avoiding exposure to cancer-causing substances will decrease your risk of developing lung cancer. Suggestions include:

  • Don’t smoke . If you smoke, quit . Your risk of lung cancer decreases markedly and by 15 years is equal to that of non-smokers.
  • Avoid places where people are smoking.
  • Test your home for radon gases and asbestos. If these substances are in your home, have them removed.
  • Use protective gear if you must work around asbestos or other occupational hazards.