Find Out Your Lung Cancer Risk
According to the American Cancer Society, Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. By the end of 2017, an estimated 222,500 cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed.
Early detection is the key to fighting Lung Cancer. Memorial Hermann now offers Low-Dose CT (LDCT), an effective tool in screening for Lung Cancer. LDCT should be performed before a person shows any signs or symptoms of the disease. Without this screening test, Lung Cancer is usually not found until a person develops symptoms. At that time, the cancer is much harder to treat. Please answer the following questions to determine if you are at high-risk of developing Lung Cancer.
- Are you between the ages of 55-77?
- Do you currently smoke or have you quit within the last 15 years?
- Do you have a 30 pack-year smoking history, meaning you’ve smoked one pack per day for 30 years, two packs per day for 15 years, etc.?
If you answered yes to these questions, and do not have any signs or symptoms of lung cancer, you may be at high-risk of developing Lung Cancer and may qualify for LDCT screening. Please click here and submit your contact information if you would like to be contacted by a Memorial Hermann Nurse Navigator, who can answer any questions you may have about your risk and LDCT screening.
If you answered no to any of the above questions, you do not meet the guidelines for LDCT Lung Cancer Screening; however, we encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider about your potential risk for lung cancer.
For more information on lung cancer prevention and detection, please click here.
If you need help quitting smoking, please click here for more information about Memorial Hermann’s Tobacco Cessation Counseling programs.