- Smoke free workplace laws, awareness campaigns and stricter regulations from the government are all in place to help reduce the risks of Lung Cancer, which claims the lives of more than 150-thousand Americans annually.
If you're experiencing chest pains, chronic coughing or wheezing it may be an indicator to pay your doctor a visit.
Niki Kostrova is the Tobacco Control Coordinator of Oneida County, "It's just good to be aware of the things that can cause it and to help people reduce their risk of it. So if people are interested in quitting smoking, they can call the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line."
Calling that 1-800-QUIT-NOW number is a good start to cutting your chances of lung cancer, says Kostrova, "One of the biggest things is smoking. Obviously, if you quit smoking, your risk of lung cancer would go down tremendously. Avoiding second hand smoke is another thing. Checking your home for radon gas, that can be an attributor to lung cancer."
If you are living with lung cancer you may want to consider signing up for a clinical trial because experts predict promising new treatment options.
Story By: Michael Crusan