Reducing Your Risk of Lung Cancer

Posted at 8:45 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2017-05-30 10:26:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors say there a number of things you can do to help cut your risk of getting the disease.

According to the Center for Disease Control, 90-percent of lung cancer cases are linked to cigarette smoking.

And you never even have to pick up a cigarette to be affected by it.

Dr. Jeffery Snyder with Capital Regional Medical Center says second hand smoke can be just as bad, with over 7,000 people dying from it each year.

Experts say you should also have you home tested for radon. The natural occurring gas comes form rocks and dirt trapped in homes and businesses and can lead to lung cancer.

Watch the video for more advice.