Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Lung Cancer Prevention

Prevention of lung cancer includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid exposure to air pollution.
  • Avoid exposure to radon.
  • Avoid exposure to chemical fumes.
  • Avoid exposure to asbestos.
  • If you are at high risk for lung cancer, ask your doctor about an effective strategy for early detection:
  • Chest x-ray

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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