Lung Health Awareness
Experts suggested that exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, radon, air pollution, diet, and genetic factors may contribute to higher lung cancer rates in never-smokers. Lung cancer is no longer just a smoker’s disease.
Statistics have shown that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women, killing more women each year than breast cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer combined. As with other cancer types, there is a need to get your lungs checked regularly.
Harvard Health Publishing Harvard Medical School. Lung cancer in women.
According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer diagnoses have risen a startling 87% among women over the past 41 years while dropping 35% among men over the same period. The overall number of cases remains fairly steady. Notably, 20% of women who develop lung cancer have never touched a cigarette.
To develop high quality and affordable blood tests to capture lung cancer at its most curative stage.