One of the reasons that lung cancer is so deadly is because the symptoms are common and do not appear until the later stages. It is advisable to visit the doctor if any one of the above appears so that in case it is lung cancer, it would be detected early.
Quitting smoking can repair the lung damage that can lead to lung cancer
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Two weeks to three months after quitting smoking, circulation improves and lung function increases. Coughing and shortness of breath decreases gradually within 1-9 months after quitting smoking. 10 years after quitting smoking, a person has 50% less chance to develop lung cancer than a smoker.
Low dose Computed Tomography Screening has been shown to reduce risk of death from lung cancer by how much percentage?
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A study found that LDCT screening reduced the risk of lung cancer death in people aged 55-74 years, who had a history of smoking at least 30 packs of cigarette a year, by 20%.
Lung cancers are not detectable until it is too late to cure it.
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Most lung cancers do not profess any symptom before it is too late to cure them.
Non-smokers don't get lung cancer.
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Just because you haven't picked up the habit of smoking doesn't mean you do not have to worry about getting lung cancer at all. Even though, smoking is the highest risk factor of lung cancer, there are other factors that can cause lung cancer like passive smoking, air pollution, professional hazards and so on.