Actually, it’s not. Breast cancer is NOT the leading cause of death when it comes to cancer in women. In fact, that dubious prize goes to lung cancer. Yes, you heard us right: lung cancer, a mostly preventable cancer, is the number one killer among women with cancer.
Out of respect for all that you can do to improve your health – and not just breast health – we want to share some knowledge that can help save your life. The most important things you can do are educate yourself and be proactive!
Because lung cancer is such a powerful enemy, it’s good to know that there are things you can do. First, if you’re a smoker, you can quit. Women face particular fears and worries when it comes to this topic, but there’s help out there – you can Google up a storm
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. Depending on your risk factors, you can also go in for screening. As with any cancer, early detection can help save lives. Learn if you fall into a high-risk category and what the pros say you can do. They’ve been talking about it a lot lately.
In this blog, we write about breast cancer a lot but we want to dispel common myths. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among women with cancer.
Originally published 7/30/13 on mammographykc.com.