In France, cancer is now the leading cause of death among men, but the second most common among women. You can already see from afar how dangerous this disease is, which can be found in various types, including prostate, cervical, breast and lung cancers, etc. Lung cancer is one of the most common and dangerous cancers to be wary of. This is why we offer you some advice on how to prevent it. 

Stop smoking

As we often say, prevention is better than cure. Tobacco consumption is the main risk factor for lung cancer, fortunately it is a changeable factor as it emanates from our behaviour. We know that it is difficult to change an addictive habit, but it is not impossible. The goal here is not to simply reduce your daily or weekly consumption, but to get rid of it completely, so that you don’t pay with your life.  If you need to, you can enlist the help of your family and friends or talk to your doctor, but don’t be afraid of their judgment or reaction, they will understand you better.

You can also join support programmes that are working to eradicate this addiction, they will take into account your specificities to better help you.  

Reducing exposure to carcinogens

Carcinogens that can cause lung cancer are also found in our environment. Examples include cadmium, asbestos, cobalt, and ionising radiation, which are physical substances that can cause lung cancer. 

However, certain chemicals such as arsenic vapours, coal combustion soot and zinc chromate are also carcinogenic. In addition, aflatoxins, which are widely used in the agricultural and food sectors, also promote the development of this type of cancer. It is therefore very important to avoid these substances and to abstain from them. This will help you to maintain your good health and stay free from lung cancer.

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