Preventing Lung Cancer

Using tobacco is, by far, the greatest risk factor for lung cancer, and the risk continually increases the longer a person uses tobacco and the more they use. Tobacco use includes smoking cigarettes, cigars or pipes and also includes chewing tobacco.

Not smoking or chewing tobacco is the best way to prevent the disease. In fact, people who quit using tobacco continue to reduce their risk for lung cancers as they continue to age. For example, quitting tobacco for 10 years reduces your lung cancer risk by about 50 percent. That risk decreases even further the longer you don’t use tobacco.

Learn more about lung cancer screening.

If you have received a lung cancer diagnosis, or if you want a second opinion or just want to speak to a lung cancer specialist, we are here to help you. Call 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment. 

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Jared Gordon

After tests revealed that Jared Gordon’s prolonged cold was in fact stage IV lung cancer, some doctors gave him only six months to live. Jared then turned to the OSUCCC – James for a second opinion.

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