Contrary to popular belief, prostate cancer is not the only popular cancer among American males; lung cancer is more fatal. More than 116,000 men were diagnosed with lung cancer in the year 2014, of which almost 86,000 died from the malady. Lung cancer becomes all the more deadly when it metastasizes, that is spreads to other parts of the body, especially the lymph nodes. The only way to ensure a successful recovery is to nip the cancer in the bud, before it has the chance to metastasize.
It is highly recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that anybody who has been smoking consistently for the last 15 years or anyone who currently smokes gets screened for lung cancer at least once annually. The only way to steer clear of this disease is to quit smoking, since almost 80% victims of this disease turn out to be heavy smokers.