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Lung Cancer

7 Myths About Lung Cancer

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Wooden MYTH concept
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True or false?


Smoking cigarette
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Only smokers get lung cancer


Sick Little Boy at the Doctors
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I'm too young to get lung cancer


Chemotherapy patient
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Lung cancer can't be treated


Woman Receiving a CT Scan
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I don't need to worry because I don't have symptoms


Green gloved hand holding blood sample in test tube
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There's a blood test to detect lung cancer


Man cuts a cigarette with scissors
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If I have lung cancer, there's no point in quitting smoking


Smiling senior patient
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I'm too old for my lung cancer to be treated


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