Most people know that cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. There are other risk factors for lung cancer as well. Any time a small particle of dust, pollution, chemicals, or smoke enters the lungs, it has the potential to damage the lungs.
Rebecca Ward went to the dentist for a routine check-up and ended up with a startling diagnosis: oral cancer. After that initial shock, Rebecca went through cancer treatment and became an advocate for oral cancer awareness.
You already know smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. But it can be incredibly hard to quit. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged. These resources can help.
Volunteers are needed for a research study about quitting smoking. Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost.
Oral cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the mouth or the oropharynx (the part of the throat at the back of the mouth). As part of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month this April, here are four things you need to know about finding and preventing oral cancer.
For Cancer Prevention Month, we’re highlighting the 5 behaviors that can prevent approximately 50 percent of cancers.