Am I at Risk for Lung Cancer?
REGISTER HERE for a Lung Cancer screening!
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 information on how to quit smoking, visit our Smoking Cessation Resources page. For more information on our lung cancer screening, call 404.501.LUNG (5864).
Risk Factors Other than Smoking
In addition to smoking, there are other risk factors for lung cancer. These include:
- exposure to Radon
- exposure to asbestos or other hazardous materials (i.e., uranium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, nickel, soot, tar and some petroleum products)
- regular exposure to second-hand smoke
- being treated with radiation therapy to the breast or chest
- living where there is air pollution
- having had certain other cancers a family
- history of lung cancer
- having had other lung diseases
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.
What Does This Screening Cost?
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.LUNG (5864).
FIND OUT NOW if you should be screened for lung cancer.
1 NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer Screening, Version 1.2012