Rania Amer wrote Thursday, November 09, 2023 11:00 PM
Lung Cancer One of the most common types of cancer, and a major cause of cancer-related deaths around the world. It mostly affects older people, starting at the age of 65 years or older. Lung cancer rarely occurs in young people.
There are factors that lead to the risk of contracting this cancer, including smoking, and this report will explain methods of preventive measures that protect you from this disease, according to what was published by the onlymyhealth website.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) said that lung cancer is often considered a disease that affects individuals in old age, but it can also affect young people, and although the risk factors and causes among young people may differ from those found in the elderly, the diagnosis Early treatment remains the priority to avoid health complications resulting from the risk of contracting this disease.
The World Health Organization also confirmed that smoking remains the main cause of lung cancer, and there are several factors that can contribute to the development of this disease in young people. These include exposure to passive smoking, environmental toxins, and genetic predisposition.
The report confirmed that smoking represents approximately 85% of all lung cancer cases.
Factors that increase the risk of lung cancer
. Passive smoking .
. Having a family history of lung cancer.
. air pollution .
A lack of nutrients can also contribute to the increased burden.
For his part, Dr. Kundan Mehta, a pulmonologist in India, advised people, especially young people, to follow a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking. And install tools to protect against air pollution.
Signs of lung cancer risk:
. Persistent cough.
. shortness of breath.
. Unexplained weight loss.
Ways to prevent lung cancer:
. Quit Smoking.
Conduct regular health checks to detect any early warning signs.
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