Date Published: 09/13/2007 [Source]
Each year in Minnesota: More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. It's a disease most people associate with smokers, but a growing number of patients have never smoked.
Sometimes the place that makes us feel the safest hides a horrible truth. Berni Collins and her family learned that three years ago when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. A quick test of her home revealed she had been living the past 34 years in a home with dangerous levels of radon. "I got the results back and found out we had a 7.8 level," Collins said.