Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that by the end of this year more than 200,000 people will be told they have lung cancer, and about 150,000 will die from lung cancer. Approximately 85% of lung cancer cases in the United States are the result of smoking,
If your loved one is a smoker or has a history of smoking, a lung scan could save their life.
As a relative or close friend, we have the unique ability to influence the critical decision-making of our loved ones. Here are three ways you can encourage them to get a lung scan.
The amount you smoke over time has a cumulative effect on your risk for cancer. It puts you at a higher risk for certain types of cancer, including common lung cancers. One way to determine your risk is by calculating your pack-years.
Simply put, a pack-year is a measurement of the number of cigarettes you consume over a period of time.
If you’re a smoker, your family is understandably concerned about your health. Lung cancer is a scary prospect, and they worry about you. They’d rather you didn’t smoke. You’d rather you didn’t smoke, too. Kudos to you for your efforts to quit – please don’t give up! If you have quit in the last 15 years or are still smoking,