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How to prevent lung cancer in women

According to Healthline - Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent lung cancer, there are several steps women can take to lower their risk:

Quit smoking: Smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, and quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk.

Avoid secondhand smoke: Exposure to secondhand smoke increases the risk of lung cancer. So, it's important to avoid being around people who smoke, especially in enclosed spaces.

Test your home for radon: Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can seep into homes and increase the risk of lung cancer. You can purchase a radon test kit to test your home's levels and take steps to reduce them if they are high.

Wear protective equipment: If you work in an environment that exposes you to hazardous chemicals or materials, make sure you wear the appropriate protective equipment to reduce your risk of lung cancer.

Eat a healthy diet: Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of lung cancer, as well as other types of cancer.

Exercise regularly: Regular exercise can help reduce your risk of lung cancer, as well as improve your overall health.

Get regular check-ups: If you are at high risk for lung cancer due to family history or other factors, talk to your doctor about screening tests such as a low-dose CT scan. Early detection can improve treatment outcomes and increase the chance of survival.

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