Doctors highlight importance of getting screened for lung cancer
More people die from lung cancer in the United States than any other type of cancer.
Here’s how people can detect the disease early.
Tuesday is world lung cancer day.
Here in the United States, it’s the second most common cancer in both men and women.
That’s why doctors say it’s important to get screened.
Lung cancer screenings are recommended annually for adults between 50 and 80 years old who have a history of smoking.
Although the possibility of having the disease can be scary, doctors are urging people to not let that fear stop them from seeking medical attention.
While smoking is the leading cause for lung cancer, there are other risk factors.
It can run in a person’s family or they could be exposed to a carcinogen like radon.
Besides regular screenings, doctors also encourage people to tell their physicians about any concerning symptoms, like coughing up blood, losing weight, or shortness of breath.