Lung Cancer

how to lower your risk

by O2Living Editorial Team @o2living
posted on February 22nd 2012

Lung cancer kills more Americans than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.  While cigarettes, cigars and pipe smoking account for 87 percent of lung cancers, 16,000 and 24,000 Americans who never smoked die of lung cancer each year.   You are at a high risk of lung cancer if you smoke tobacco, are over 65 years old, exposed to many chemicals such as diesel exhaust, air pollution, secondhand smoke, asbestos HMO, GMO's, eat processed food, drink soda, alcohol, over indulge in coffee, red meat, alcohol, white flour and caffeine.

According to "Cancer Facts & Figures 2011, American Cancer Society researcher tracking 500,000 healthy Europeans found that those with higher blood levels of vitamin B-6 had a 55 percent lower risk of lung cancer. B-6 was associated with a similar decrease in risk among never smokers, formers smokers, and current smokers, therefore smoking really doesn't explain these results. The findings were so striking that a large international consortium is measuring B vitamins in many propective studies and pooling the results for lung cancer."  Poultry, seafood, whole grains and fortified breakfast cereals are rich in vitamin B-6. 

 According to the European study published in NACL, "lung cancer deaths in the world today is likely to remain high in the near future". If you have a persistent cough, shortness of breath, constant chest pain, coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, frequent lung infections such as pneumonia, fatigue, unintended weight loss, it's time to consult your Doctor.

 If you are a lung cancer survivor, we would love to hear your story!

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