LUNG CANCER: REDUCING YOUR RISK
Stay away from tobacco and chemicals.
What you need to know
So if you smoke, stop. As for secondhand smoke, avoid people who are smoking and places where people smoke.
- Chemicals in the workplace such as arsenic, diesel exhaust and more
Many lung cancers are not found at an early stage, making them harder to treat. Legacy Cancer Institute has a screening test that can detect cancer in heavy smokers and can help save lives.
The older you are, the higher your risk for lung cancer. The average age in the United States for lung cancer is about 70. Studies suggest that family history and heredity are also risk factors for lung cancer; if you have a family member diagnosed with lung cancer before age 50 or have multiple relatives who experienced lung cancer, your chances for lung cancer increase.
How to quit smoking
Schedule your screening
To talk with a healthcare provider about lung cancer screening and schedule an appointment, call 503-413-8050.