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Millions of Filipinos at risk of developing lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the Philippines. More than 25% of Filipinos above the age of 15 smoke cigarettes, putting millions of Filipinos at risk of developing lung cancer.

Who is at risk of lung cancer?

The following are risk factors of lung cancer:

  • Cigarette/tobacco smoking

  • Secondhand smoke

  • Radiation

  • Occupational and environmental factors such as

    • Use of coal or wood while cooking

    • Asbestos

    • Arsenic

  • Age 40 and above

  • Family history - first degree relative

What are the symptoms of lung cancer?

  • New, worsening, or persistent cough

  • Coughing up blood

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest infections that do not respond to treatment

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Tiredness or fatigue

  • Bone and joint pains

How do I prevent lung cancer?

  • Quit smoking. This is crucial because cigarette smoke damages the lungs and can lead to changes that might develop into cancer.

  • Emillions-of-filipinos-at-risk-of-developing-lung-cancerxercise. Exercise to keep your lungs healthy, but avoid exercising in high traffic areas as this exposes you to outdoor pollution.

  • Wear appropriate protective equipment such as masks in environments where there is high exposure to dust, gas, fumes, or chemicals.

  • Talk to your GP doctor if you are at high risk or have symptoms of possible lung cancer.


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