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Lung Cancer Prevention Tips

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In this piece of content, you’ll get to know about the best lung cancer prevention tips that are suggested by the Oncology experts.

Lung Cancer Prevention Tips

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Things to do to prevent Lung cancer

  • Avoid secondhand smoke
    Smoke from other people’s cigarettes, cigars, or pipes is called secondhand, involuntary, or passive smoking. It comes from smokers and affects the people around them. Exposing yourself to secondhand smoke, you greatly increase the risk of lung cancer. You can avoid it or try and convince the people around you to discontinue the habit.
  • Test Your Home
    Have the radon levels in your home checked, especially if you live in an area where radon is known to be an issue. You should start taking the appropriate measure to gradually prevent radon leakage. Sealing basements is a good start. Radon is an independent risk factor for lung cancer, and studies found that 26% of the cases in people who never smoked, were linked to radon.
  • Avoid Carcinogens
    Avoid exposure to known cancer-causing agents, in the workplace and elsewhere, such as:
    – Asbestos
    – Arsenic
    – Chromium
    – Nickel
    – Beryllium
    – Cadmium
    – Tar and soot
    These substances are some well-established carcinogens that people should keep away from their homes or workplaces. Studies that focused on these substances found a strong link between their long-term inhalation and the development of lung cancer in the future.
  • Exercise Regularly
    There’s strong evidence to suggest that regular exercise can lower the risk of developing lung cancer. However, scientists are not sure of how much. It is difficult to compare the physical activity levels of smokers and non-smokers. However, fitness is a healthy characteristic that everyone should adopt in their lifestyle.
  • Healthy Diet
    People who eat high amounts of fruits or vegetables have a lower risk of lung cancer than those who eat low amounts. However, non-smokers tend to have healthier diets than smokers. Therefore, it is hard to tell whether the decreased risk is due to one or the other. Definitely, not smoking accompanied by eating healthy boosts the well-being of everyone.
  • Don’t Smoke
    Stop smoking now. Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer, even if you’ve smoked for years. Keep in mind that tobacco smoking is the greatest risk factor for lung carcinoma. However, even if you quit, you can never reach the extremely low chances of non-smokers getting lung cancer. Therefore, the preventive measure should focus on not starting smoking in the first place.