If you are a smoker and a man, your chances of developing lung cancer are 23 times higher than that of a nonsmoker. For women smokers their rate increases by 13 times. Not only does cigarette smoking increase the likelihood of you developing lung cancer but many other cancers as well such as cancer of the:
- Oral Cavity
- Voice Box
Cancer from smoking is the second leading cause of death in the US and one of the first linked to smoking. Among all the cancers, lung cancer is the most prevalent and is the leading cause of death. For smoking attributable cancers, the risk generally increases with the number of cigarettes smoking and the number of years smoking. By quitting smoking you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and give your body a fighting chance.