The last thing anyone wants to hear during a visit with their doctor is, "you've got cancer."
Luckily, medicine is progressing, and we can fight cancer more than we ever have before.
But, not all cancers are created equal, and some are scarier than others.
One of the scariest is lung cancer.
Did you know that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States?
It also has one of the lowest five-year survival rates of any cancer type.
Lung cancer is so deadly because it is so hard to find during the early stages.
Lung cancer can grow inside of you for years before it is discovered because there typically aren't any symptoms early on.
Once you notice the symptoms, cancer has often spread to other parts of your body.
Now you might be thinking, "I don't smoke, I won't get lung cancer."
Lung cancer is caused by more than cigarettes.
Radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, is completely undetectable, and 21,000 people die from lung cancer because of it every single year.
A central Ohio woman was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer due to radon, and now she is urging all the schools in her area to test for radon.
In the article below, we will learn about radon and what Annie Cacciato wants to do to prevent it.