World lung cancer day (August 1st, 2017): See NIOSH timetable for free black lung screening for coal miners

Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung.

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.
Today (1st August, 2017) has been declared world lung cancer day.
Due to the severity of this disease, NIOSH (National Institute of occupational safety and health) is undertaking FREE BLACK LUNG SCREENING FOR ALL COAL MINERS.
See the Black Lung Screening time-table here to know when it is coming to your area.
Let us all work together to eliminate lung cancer.
Start by abstaining from all risk factors that predisposes you to the disease also make yourself available for the health assessment exercise.
Stay safe to live longer.

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