Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?

Are you exposed to factors that elevate your risk?

1. Have you ever lived in a home with an elevated radon level? Answer yes if you do not know.

2. Have you ever smoked either cigarettes or cigars?

3. If you quit smoking, did you smoke for 30 pack years or more (number of years smoked times packages smoked daily).

4. Has anyone in your immediate family had lung cancer — your mother, father, siblings, or children?

5. Have you worked as a chemist, painter, truck driver, or in glass or ceramic manufacturing, masonry, or metal work?

6. Do you do any DIY home remodeling?

7. Do you have a wood burning fireplace in your home?

8. Are you or were you ever exposed to secondhand smoke on a consistent basis?

9. Have you or anyone in your family tested positive for the BRCA2 “breast cancer” gene?

10. Have you had a form of cancer other than lung cancer?

Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?

You got: You're at Low Risk

I got You're at Low Risk. Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?
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You've certainly heard that smoking raises the risk of lung cancer but there are additional factors at play. Based on your answers only a few of these factors are putting you at risk, so you're likely at low risk for lung cancer. 

While some risk factors are out of your control, others are completely in your hands. For example, if you smoke, quit smoking. If you don't smoke, don't start. Keep your diet clean and healthy. You can also get your home tested for radon levels. 

Of course, your doctor knows best. If you're concerned about your risk you may be eligible for a screening if you meet the guidelines or if you're experiencing lung cancer symptoms. Our best tip: keep an open conversation with your doctor and stay on top of your health to keep your risk low throughout your lifetime. 

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?

You got: You're at Medium Risk

I got You're at Medium Risk. Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?
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You've certainly heard that smoking raises the risk of lung cancer but there are additional factors at play. Based on your answers several of these factors are putting you at risk, so you're likely at medium risk for lung cancer. 

While some risk factors are out of your control, others are completely in your hands. For example, if you smoke, quit smoking. If you don't smoke, don't start. Keep your diet clean and healthy. You can also get your home tested for radon levels. 

Of course, your doctor knows best. If you're concerned about your risk you may be eligible for a screening if you meet the guidelines or if you're experiencing lung cancer symptoms. Our best tip: keep an open conversation with your doctor and take control of the factors that can lower your lung cancer risk.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?

You got: You're at Higher Risk

I got You're at Higher Risk. Are You at Increased Risk for Lung Cancer?
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You've certainly heard that smoking raises the risk of lung cancer but there are additional factors at play. Based on your answers, many of these factors are putting you at risk, so you're likely at higher risk for lung cancer than the average person.

While some risk factors are out of your control, others are completely in your hands. For example, if you smoke, quit smoking. If you don't smoke, don't start. Keep your diet clean and healthy. You can also get your home tested for radon levels. 

Of course, your doctor knows best. If you're concerned about your risk you may be eligible for a screening if you meet the guidelines or if you're experiencing lung cancer symptoms. Our best tip: keep an open conversation with your doctor and take control of the factors that can lower your lung cancer risk now. 

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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