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Lung Cancer

10 Myths About Lung Cancer, Debunked

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Myth #1: I haven’t smoked since college. I’m sure I’m fine.


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Myth #2: Lung cancer is a health issue for smokers—not never-smokers, like me.


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Myth #3: Lung cancer surgery can actually cause the disease to spread.


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Myth #4: A prolonged and nasty cough is a surefire cancer clue.


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Myth #5: Lung cancer is basically an older person’s disease.


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Myth #6: There’s no standard screening for lung cancer.


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Myth #7: Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are my only treatment options.


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Myth #8: My own immune system can’t be kickstarted to kill cancer cells.


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Myth #9: Switching to e-cigarettes lowers my risk.


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Myth #10: Quitting smoking after a lung cancer diagnosis is pointless.


Holly Pevzner

Holly Pevzner

@HollyPez

Holly Pevzner specializes in creating health, nutrition, parenting and pregnancy content for a variety of publications, such as EatingWell, Family Circle, Parents, and Real Simple. Before becoming a full-time writer, Holly held senior staff positions at Prevention, Fitness, and Self magazines, covering medical health and psychology. She was also a contributing editor at Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. She resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.