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Hippocrates said: "There are 2 dimensions in the medical profession"

a. treating sick people, and
b. looking for the reasons why they are taken sick.

Lung cancer is currently the third most common cancer in the Western World, ranking behind prostate and breast cancers. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in many countries in both men and women, AND is one of the most preventable kinds of cancer, as at least four out of five cases are associated with cigarette smoking.

Why is it then so difficult to reduce its incidence when prevention measures are available?