Taking action to reduce radon levels in a home with elevated radon levels result in a communal health risk reduction. With the decreased exposure, everyone living in the home has a decreased risk of contracting radon induced lung cancer.
Lung cancer has a very low five year survival rate. According to the American Lung Association, the lung cancer five-year survival rate (16.3%) is lower than many other leading cancer sites, such as the colon (65.2%), breast (90.0%) and prostate (99.9%). Over half of people with lung cancer die within one year of being diagnosed.
For anyone recently diagnosed with lung cancer, the National Cancer Institute has a booklet which answers many questions and assists with treatment questions at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/wyntk/lung.
The American Lung Association has a great deal of information regarding lung cancer at http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/.
For information regarding radon and lung cancer, see either National Cancer Institute websitehttp://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/radon.