Although lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, the disease tends to get less public awareness than many other forms of cancer. It doesn’t get breast cancer’s pink ribbons or colon cancer’s well-publicized reminders about scheduling a colonoscopy. But given its toll on humanity, maybe it should.
We spoke to Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, MD, assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to get the facts about lung cancer. Here are 10 essential things that you should know: