Lung cancer is one of the biggest killers in the cancer family. Each year it kills more people than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostrate cancer combined.
The best time to start fighting lung cancer is before it ever begins. Cigarette smoking or pipe smoking has been proven to be the biggest cause of this cancer. So don’t start. Cigarettes have been proven to be addictive, yes, but you can’t become addicted to something if you never start it in the first place.
This isn’t to say that if you don’t smoke you won’t get lung cancer. That’s not true. People have been proven to get lung cancer from second hand smoke as well, that is from inhaling smoke from other people’s smoking. Try your best to stay out of atmospheres where there is smoking. Don’t allow it in your home. No, no matter what someone may tell you, you are not being rude. It is your home, you make the rules. We are talking your health. Why should you expose yourself to the possibility of a deadly disease just to avoid making someone else feel offended? If they are your friends, they will respect your rights. If you go to their homes, you in turn must respect their rights to smoke there if they choose.
People also get this cancer from no apparent cause. It also seems to be genetic. If you have family members who have lung cancer, then you well could be struck by it too.
Another way to avoid getting lung cancer is to eat healthy. Eat a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables. You may not be fond of them, but in most cases fruit and vegetables won’t kill you, this cancer just may.
It is important to keep up with your medical checkups, the earlier something of this nature is caught, the better your chances of defeating it.
The statistics show that each year sixty percent of the people who become victims of this cancer die. While these statistics are not in favor of someone who gets lung cancer, it shows that getting this cancer is not necessarily fatal. Fight aggressively.
You may find yourself with various health issues occurring, such as a recurring cough, coughing up blood, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain, losing weight, becoming tired easily. Do any of these things mean you have this cancer? Not necessarily, but they could and they should be looked into. It would be better to be checked medically and discover that nothing is wrong than to not be checked and wish later that you had.
Lung cancer is your enemy, but it doesn’t have to be your master. You are in control of your life, may you use that control wisely.