According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), lung cancer accounts for about 30% of cancer deaths per year in the United States. The majority of lung cancer cases result from smoking. Men who smoke are 23% more likely than male nonsmokers to develop lung cancer, and women smokers are 13% more likely than female nonsmokers to develop lung cancer. More than half of lung … [Read more...] about Need More Reasons to Stop Smoking?
Smoking and Cancer
Lung cancer accounts for approximately one third of cancer deaths in the American population. Over $10 billion is spent annually on the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The majority of people with this disease are smokers, but former smokers and people exposed to secondhand smoke are still at risk. What Smoking Does to Your Lungs Smoking and exposure to … [Read more...] about Video Demonstrates How Smoking Destroys Your Lungs
Molly is a 30 year old mother who was working and going to school when she was diagnosed with large cell lung cancer. As a smoker for half her life, Molly was faced with a terrifying and painful disease that could have been prevented. Quitting smoking was a no-brainer for Molly. She says she could “smoke and die, or breathe and live.” Smoking Habit Formed Early Molly … [Read more...] about Why Molly Wears a Hat: She Started Smoking at 15, Developed Cancer by 30
Italian researchers recently reported that smoking cigarettes ups the the risk of getting colorectal cancer by 18 percent and the risk of malignancy by about 25 percent. This study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (December 17, 2008). Smoking cigarettes does a lot of damage to your body. Organs that have direct contact with carcinogens … [Read more...] about Smoking Ups Colon Cancer Risk
Making small changes could make a big difference in preventing cancer. Avoid preventable risk factors by incorporating these guidelines into of your lifestyle. Three choices can make a vast difference in increasing your odds for staying healthy and keeping yourself in check. Don't Smoke Tobacco Smoking damages nearly every organ in the human body, is linked to at least … [Read more...] about Small Changes Can Help Prevent Cancer