Are you at risk for lung cancer?

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Cancer Society supports low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening for those at a high risk for lung cancer. This test can detect cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage. In fact, a study of more than 53,000 patients (called the National Lung Screening Trial) demonstrated that screening with LDCT reduced the number of deaths in patients compared with chest X-ray.1

Any heredity or lifestyle factors that increases your chance of developing lung cancer is called a “risk factor.” Risk factors include:

  • Tobacco smoking
  • Contact with secondhand tobacco smoke
  • Contact with asbestos or other cancer-causing agents
  • Contact with radon
  • Family history of cancer
  • Personal history of lung disease or certain other cancers
Call 858-888-4398 today for more information.

References

    1. NLST trial (National Lung Screening Trial)  Cancer.gov.
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