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    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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This Month in Cancer Awareness

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women.

Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Lung cancer also can be caused by using other types of tobacco (such as pipes or cigars), breathing secondhand smoke, being exposed to substances such as asbestos or radon at home or work, and having a family history of lung cancer.


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The American Cancer Society estimates for 2018:

  • New cases of lung and bronchus cancer in Texas = 15,460

  • Deaths from lung and bronchus cancer in Texas = 9,310


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       Do you use tobacco? Today is a great day too quit!

             Click here to check out YesQuit for tips and resources.





 




               

Last updated November 1, 2018