Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. While there are many possible causes of lung cancer, smoking is by far the leading cause. When you watch this public service announcement, you may find yourself inspired to quit smoking with the help of a physician at your community hospital.
This interview with Rose, a former smoker, highlights just a few of the many health problems that smoking can cause. Rose was about to undergo surgery for extensive plaque buildup in both legs when it was discovered that she had lung cancer. Later, she was found to have two tumors in her brain. Undergoing multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy inspired Rose to urge other individuals to quit smoking and get healthy.
If you or a loved one is trying to quit smoking, consider learning about treatment options with help from the caring physicians at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. You can reach the Consult-A-Nurse referral line for our community hospital in Florida by calling (813) 873-6400.