- Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide
- 15% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer have no history of tobacco use
- If you have a cough that lasts longer than a couple weeks, get it checked out
Ashley Rivas was 26 when she noticed she was getting tired earlier than usual on her runs. Over the next few years, the X-ray technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed a persistent cough and wheezing, which her doctors attributed to exercise-induced asthma. She had other symptoms, too: weight loss, fever, and several bouts of pneumonia.