Lung CancerFamily Health History

7 Ways Your Loved Ones Can Reduce Their Lung Cancer Risk

Man walking through flowers with his children
Juliane Liebermann

Cigarette burning by itself
Ray Reyes

Don’t Smoke

Man smoking, woman in background covering mouth

Don’t Breathe Others’ Smoke

Carrots on white surface
Gabriel Gurrola

Eat Your Veggies

Radon Monitoring System in House Basement

Test Your House for Radon

Testing water from sink

Test Your Water Too

Family playing in field.

Avoid Air Pollution

Home by a lake.

What to Keep in Mind When Buying a House

Workspace area including laptop, notepad and coffee
Andrew Neel

Consider Your Workplace Environment

Lung x-ray

If You’re Still Concerned, There Is Something You Can Do

Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred


Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.