Lung cancer prevention for non-smokers is important. Non-smokers get lung cancer too. In fact, lung cancer in non-smokers is the 7th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. The death of Dana Reeve, wife of “superman” from lung cancer at age 44, raised awareness that even lifelong non-smokers can be at risk for lung cancer. What can non-smokers and smokers do alike to lower their risk?
- Asbestos workers
- Wood workers
- Uranium mining
- Bartending and waitressing where smoking is allowed
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