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Lung Cancer Awareness Month: 5 Facts That May Surprise You

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Unfortunately, when you include all types of lung cancer as a group, only about 17 percent have a 5-year survival from diagnosis. Therefore it is critically important that you never start smoking, or if you smoke that you quit. Avoid all second-hand smoke, test your house for radon, minimize pollution exposure.

Protect your lungs and protect your long-term health.

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Lung Cancer Statistics.

Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm

Gulati, S., Mulshine, J. (2014). Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines: Common Ground and Differences.
Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/829392

Reviewed November 12, 2014
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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