Anything that increases a person’s chance of getting a disease is called a risk factor. There are many risk factors for lung cancer, but the most common one is smoking (including pipes and cigars). It has been proven that smoking accounts for 85 out of 100 people dying from lung cancer1, and this risk increases the more a person smokes and the longer a person smokes. Click here for a visual representation of what smoking can do to your body.
If you smoke, the best chance you have for avoiding lung cancer is to quit now! If you (or a loved one) are diagnosed with lung cancer and continue to smoke, it can interfere with the way treatments work and make side effects worse. For more information on our lung cancer screening, call 404.501.SCHD.
In addition to smoking, there are other risk factors for lung cancer. These include:
The more risk factors you have, the higher your chance is of developing lung cancer. Click on the button below to find out whether you should be screened.
The charge for this important early detection screening is only $149. This fee includes the CT scan, interpretation by a board-certified radiologist and review of the results by a board-certified lung specialist, if necessary. Currently most insurance companies do not pay for this service. For more information or to schedule a screening, call 404.501.SCHD.