Diesel Exhaust Dangers

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer has unanimously agreed that diesel exhaust is a Group 1 human carcinogen. The evidence available today indicates that diesel exhaust is a cause of lung cancer, with more limited evidence that it may cause bladder cancer. It is less clear what level of exposure is…

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Smoking Reaches Your Toenails

Cigarette smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer throughout the world.The risk of developing lung cancer is related to the total dose of smoke to which you have been exposed during your lifetime. This can be estimated in several ways including: the number of cigarettes smoked per day, the depth of smoke inhalation, the…

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Eat Right, Prevent Lung Cancer

Cigarette smoking causes more deaths worldwide than any other environmental factor.Lung cancer leads a parade of other smoking-related cancers. Undoubtedly, the best way to reduce the disease and death that come from cigarettes is to just quit smoking. But there are other healthy choices you can make as well.A diet with a variety of fruits…

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It is Never Too Late to Quit Smoking!

Smoker's have a 20 times greater lifetime risk for developing lung cancer. Smoking cessation lowers the risk of developing lung cancer, but does cessation after lung cancer diagnosis improve outcomes? Investigators in England have conducted a meta-analysis of 10 studies to provide answers to that question. The good news is that quitting smoking after diagnosis…

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