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?
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
If you are a smoker who just doesn't want to quit, then you are subjecting yourself to a shorter life span than average. By continuing to smoke, you have a greater chance of losing 10 years off your life, time that could be spent with your loved ones. You also subject yourself to a general decline in health during those last years of your life while you are afflicted with … [Read more...] about On Average 10 Year Decrease in Life Expectancy for Smokers
Reuters Health Report Recently researchers found a link between the risk of lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. The article reported that the risk of lung cancer is increased in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, even after taking into account the effects of tobacco and asbestos exposure, according to a case-control study in US military veterans. Using a Veterans … [Read more...] about Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Increased Risk of Lung Cancer