Patient Care

Comprehensive Lung Cancer Center

Lung Cancer Facts

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related death for both men and women, with more than 222,000 new cases expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year. The primary risk factor for developing lung cancer is tobacco use. There is a higher-than-average rate of people with lung cancer in the tristate region of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, primarily due to high rates of cigarette smoking.



Risk Factors 

Smoking tobacco and exposure to second hand tobacco smoke increase a person’s risk for lung cancer. Research has also shown that exposure to radon gas, air pollution, asbestos, chromium, nickel, tar and soot can also increase a person’s risk according to the National Cancer Institute.


Smoking Cessation Help

In partnership with UC Health, the UC Cancer Institute offers a free pharmacist-assisted smoking cessation clinic. The individualized, 12-week program helps smokers snuff out the habit for good through one-on-one coaching and access to smoking cessation medications, when necessary. Appointments are available on Mondays and Thursdays at the Barrett Center, located at 234 Goodman St. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 513-584-QUIT (7848). Appointments are free to all individuals. The program is supported by UC and UC Health University Hospital.