Reduce Your Chances
Of Getting Lung Cancer
You can reduce risks of lung cancer by practicing the following:
- Don’t smoke. If you’ve never smoked, don’t start. Talk to your children about not smoking.
- Stop smoking Now. Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer, even if you’ve smoked for years.
- Avoid secondhand smoke. If you live or work with a smoker, urge him or her to quit.
- Test your home for radon. Have the radon levels in your home checked, especially if you live in an area where radon is known to be a problem.
- Avoid carcinogens at work. Take precautions to protect yourself from exposure to toxic chemicals at work.
- Eat Healthy. Food sources of vitamins and nutrients are best.
- Exercise. If you don’t exercise regularly, start out slowly. Try to exercise most days of the week.
Resource: Mayo Clinic