14. Quitting Smoking
True or false: If I quit smoking, my cancer risk will be the same as someone who never smoked.
False. Even though you can’t “undo” your smoking history, the good news is that the risk of having lung cancer and other smoking-related illnesses decreases after you stop smoking and continues to decrease as more tobacco-free time passes.
See all the facts at www.philly.com/whatsmyrisk.
Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink. Throughout the month of April, What’s My Risk? will provide a daily fact you may not know about your risk of getting cancer.
What’s My Risk? is a comprehensive program designed to help the user learn about factors that determine their personal risk of many types of cancer and what they can do to decrease that risk. Find out more about Cancer Risk and Prevention.