According to Healthline - Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the lungs and can spread to other parts of the body. The main cause of lung cancer is smoking, but other factors such as exposure to radon gas, air pollution, and genetics can also increase the risk of developing the disease.
Here are some ways to prevent lung cancer:
Quit smoking: Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer.
Avoid secondhand smoke: Exposure to secondhand smoke also increases the risk of lung cancer. If you don't smoke, try to avoid being around people who do.
Test your home for radon: Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can increase the risk of lung cancer. Test your home for radon and take steps to reduce your exposure if necessary.
Reduce exposure to air pollution: Air pollution can also increase the risk of lung cancer. Try to reduce your exposure to air pollution by staying indoors on days when the air quality is poor and using air filters in your home.
Eat a healthy diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Exercise regularly: Regular exercise may also help reduce the risk of lung cancer.
Get screened: If you are at high risk of developing lung cancer, talk to your doctor about getting screened. Screening can detect lung cancer early when it is more treatable.
Remember that prevention is always better than cure, and taking steps to reduce your risk of lung cancer can help keep you healthy and cancer-free.
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