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What Does the Great American Smokeout Have to do with Lung Cancer Risk?

November 3, 2017

What is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout? It's an annual event, held the third Thursday of every November, a date on which smokers nationwide are asked to give up smoking. Quitting for just one day helps you take action toward a healthier life, and reduce your lung cancer risk.

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Topics: Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer 101

March 8, 2017

If you asked a room full of people to name the deadliest cancer in the United States, most would probably say breast cancer, colon cancer or prostate cancer. They would all be wrong. You (and many Americans) may be surprised to learn that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in this country — by an overwhelming margin. More Americans die from lung cancer every year than from breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer combined.

So take a deep breath and read on to educate yourself about the two different forms of this prevalent, yet surprisingly under-publicized, disease.

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Topics: Lung Cancer