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    Living With Cancer: Do you know the risk factors for lung cancer?

a medical illustration of lung cancerLung cancer: Know the risk factors
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Lung cancer claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. People who smoke have the greatest risk of lung cancer, though lung cancer also can occur in people who have never smoked. Do you know the other risk factors for lung cancer?

Why cancer patients should stop smoking
Regardless of how long you've smoked, stopping smoking can improve your health. There's no better time than the present to make this change for your health, and for cancer patients undergoing treatment, kicking the habit is especially important. Learn more from Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center.

Alternative cancer treatments: 10 options to consider 
Alternative cancer treatments may not play a direct role in curing your cancer, but they may help you cope. Many signs and symptoms caused by cancer and cancer treatments, including anxiety, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, difficulty sleeping and stress, may be eased by alternative treatments. Find out if massage, yoga, music therapy, meditation and other alternative treatments might be right for you.