Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than do colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.
People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer. The risk of lung cancer increases with the length of time and number of cigarettes you’ve smoked. If you quit smoking, even after smoking for many years, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing lung cancer.
Shortness of breath is common for people with lung cancer. It may be uncomfortable to breathe, and it may feel like you cannot get enough air into your lungs.
The Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley was created to help people like you breathe easier. We can you find the most effective treatment options to improve how you feel and how you breathe.