The facts about lung cancer prevention and screening

If you or a loved one needs help to quit smoking, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission offers the Freedom From Smoking® Program.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and an ideal time to learn about lung cancer prevention, symptoms and screening options available.

We know that not smoking is the best way to prevent lung cancer, but it’s also necessary to avoid exposure to second-hand smoke, radon gas and asbestos. Here’s some important information to know: