How Many of These Surprising Lung Cancer Facts Do You Know?

See if you know the truth about these most common myths.

Updated November 02, 2016

1. All types of lung cancers are treated pretty much the same.

2. Men who smoke are more likely to get lung cancer than women who smoke.

3. Lung cancer may be treated at any stage of the disease.

4. If you smoke, a chest x-ray every year can help detect lung cancer in its early stages.

5. Most people who get lung cancer currently smoke.

6. A polluted city is not a major risk factor for lung cancer.

7. Surgery causes lung cancer to spread.

8. Young adults don't get lung cancer.

9. A diagnosis of lung cancer is an automatic death sentence.

10. Hookah smoking does not raise your lung cancer risk. It's safer than smoking cigarettes.

How Many of These Surprising Lung Cancer Facts Do You Know?

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Give yourself a pat on the back  you know quite a bit about lung cancer, from types to treatments and even a bit about the statistics. You haven't fallen prey to believing some of the most common myths, like the fact that lung cancer is not a "smoker's disease."

Since there's so much stigma around lung cancer and you know the facts, you're the perfect person to help reduce the stigma and set peoples' misconceptions straight. Next time you hear somebody say something that you know is incorrect, why not go ahead and let them know what's true? 

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How Many of These Surprising Lung Cancer Facts Do You Know?

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You don't quite know everything there is to know about lung cancer... but that's alright, the experts don't know everything yet either. In recent years, there's been a lot of research around treatments and thus plenty of advancements in the field, especially for more advanced stages of lung cancer.

Perhaps you know a bit about the risk factors for lung cancer, or a statistic or two. You're not too far away from becoming super savvy with the facts. Just by learning more about this horrible condition, you can help reduce the stigma around lung cancer and set all the misconceptions straight. Isn't that well worth your time?

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You don't quite know everything there is to know about lung cancer... but that's alright, the experts don't know everything yet either. In recent years, there's been a lot of research around treatments and thus plenty of advancements in the field, especially for more advanced stages of lung cancer.

It's well worth your time to brush up on lung cancer facts though. There's such a horrible stigma around the condition. Just by learning the truth about common myths, you can help reduce that stigma. Plus, knowledge is power when it comes to prevention, so the more you know the better. 

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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