November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is Wyoming’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer with 85% of lung cancers being attributed to smoking. Early detection with CT screening has been found to lower the risk of death in certain high-risk persons based on their age, general health, and smoking history. Talk to your doctor about your risk for lung cancer. To learn more about resources to quit smoking, call 1.800.QUIT.NOW.
Did you know that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? And that some parts of <<county>> have elevated radon levels? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can build up to a dangerous level in your home. The Wyoming Cancer Resource Program is reminding you to check the radon levels in your home. It’s a simple test and will show you if your home has elevated radon levels. Test kits are available at no cost! For more information or to order your kit call <<WCRS phone number>>. Wyoming Cancer Resource Services is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health.
Now is a perfect time for cleaning and home projects. Why not also test your home for radon? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can build up to a dangerous level and is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. A simple test can determine if your home has elevated radon levels. For more information, call the Wyoming Radon Program at 1.307.777.6015 or visit health.wyo.gov/radon. Brought to you by the Wyoming Department of Health.