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If you are concerned about lung cancer, here is a summary of key steps to take charge of your lung health.

  • To reduce your lung cancer risk, quit smoking and test your home for radon.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are at high risk and should be screened for lung cancer.
  • Don’t dismiss symptoms. Talk with your doctor if something doesn’t feel right.
  • Talk with your doctor about comprehensive genomic testing before your biopsy. This will help your doctor know your full range of treatment options and it may eliminate the need for multiple biopsies.

    Approved by Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed November 24, 2017.

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