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Take Our Lung Cancer Risk Quiz and Determine Your Eligibility For Screening

Thanks to the latest advances in medical technology, there is new hope for patients and families at risk for lung cancer. Our screening eligibility quiz will let you know if you should talk to your doctor about being screened for lung cancer via low-dose CT scan. Screening is key to early detection — when lung cancer is diagnosed at an early stage it is more likely to be curable.

Are you on Medicare?

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Are you between the ages of 55 and 77?

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Have you smoked in the last 15 years?

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Calculate how many pack years you have smoked.

A pack year is an estimation of the amount you smoked. So, if you smoked 20 cigarettes a day (one pack) for 30 years, your pack years equal 30. Or, if you smoked one and a half packs a day for 30 years, your pack years equal 45.

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You qualify for a low-dose CT scan.

You have smoked X cigarettes a day for years, which is equivalent to X pack years.

You might be at risk for lung cancer. This scan could save you. Visit your doctor and use the printable conversation guide to help you ask all the right questions.

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You currently do not meet the guidelines for low-dose CT screening.*

However, we encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider about your risk for lung cancer.

Do you currently smoke? The best thing you can do for your health is quit. Visit Lung.org/freedom-from-smoking for quitting support through our online programs and in-person support groups. You can also contact us through the Lung HelpLine and Tobacco Quitline or call us at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

*As per U.S. Preventive Services Task Force or Medicare

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