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Evite Exponerse a Sustancias que Ocasionan Cáncer

El evitar exponerse a sustancias que causan cáncer reducirá su riesgo de desarrollar cáncer pulmonar. Sugerencias incluyen:

  • No fume. Si usted fuma, déjelo. Su riesgo de cáncer pulmonar reduce marcadamente y en un lapso de 15 años es equivalente al riesgo de los no fumadores.
  • Evite los lugares donde las personas estén fumando.
  • Evalúe su casa para detectar gases de radón y de asbesto. Si estas sustancias se encuentran en su casa, haga que las retiren.
  • Use equipo protector si usted debe trabajar cerca del asbesto o si labora en otras ocupaciones peligrosas.

References:

Lung cancer (non-small cell). American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-non-smallcell/detailedguide/index. Accessed September 17, 2014.

Learn about cancer (small cell). American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/lungcancer-smallcell/detailedguide/index. Accessed September 17, 2014.

Lung cancer. American Lung Association website. Available at: http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer. Accessed September 17, 2014.

Lung cancer—for patients. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/types/lung. Accessed September 17, 2014.

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Last reviewed September 2015 by Mohei Abouzied, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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