HEALTH RESEARCH

Lung Cancer Risk Assessment

June 04, 2019

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a cancer that starts in the lungs. The major cause of lung cancer is smoking cigarettes. But people who don’t smoke may get lung cancer, too. Learn about risks you might have for lung cancer by taking this assessment. A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. Having a risk factor, or even several risk factors, does not mean that you will get the disease. And some people who get the disease may not have had any known risk factors.

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This assessment is not intended to replace the evaluation of a healthcare professional.

Updated:  

June 04, 2019

Sources:  

Cigarette smoking and lung cancer: modeling total exposure and intensity. Lubin JH, Caporaso NE. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2006 Mar;15(3):517-23., Health Consequences of smoking 1-4 cigarettes per day. Bjartveit K, Tverdal A. Tobacco Control. 2005;14:315-20.

Reviewed By:  

Alteri, Rick, MD,LoCicero, Richard, MD