Wellness: Lung Cancer Awareness

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Learn to know the signs and symptoms, risk factors and how to protect your lungs. Click on links below or for more information go to American Lung Association at www.lung.org

Symptoms: Many people with lung cancer don’t have symptoms until the disease is in its later stages. Pay close attention to these warning signs—detecting lung cancer early gives you more treatment options and improves your chance of recovery. See the signs and symptoms of lung cancer.

Risk Factors: Lung cancer can happen when people breathe in dangerous, toxic substances, such as smoke, radon, chemicals and air pollution, but genetic factors also play a role. Learn more about what causes lung cancer.

Protecting Your Lungs: Learn more about protecting yourself from lung cancer risk factors. Take these steps to keep your lungs as healthy as possible.

Lung cancer is more easily treated in the early stages, so talk to your doctor right away if you have any lung cancer symptoms.

Looking for wellness information? Visit the wellness page on Riverwood’s website. This is a one-stop source of information on both Riverwood wellness resources, such as services and education, and Community wellness resources with info on classes, programs, recreational opportunities and more.