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Reducing Your Risk of Lung Cancer
Avoid Exposure to Cancer-Causing Substances
Avoiding exposure to cancer-causing substances will decrease your risk of developing lung cancer. Suggestions include:
Eat a Healthful Diet
Making changes in your diet may help reduce your risk of lung cancer. Changes that may help include:
If you are a smoker, talk to your doctor about quitting. The benefits of quitting smoking are much greater than the benefits gained from dietary changes alone.
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Last reviewed September 2013 by Igor Puzanov, MD
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