BE THE MVP

Help get the advantage by learning the risk factors and symptoms of lung cancer. Early detection can make the difference for you
or those closest to you.

Canadians love an MVP; a player who gives it their all, puts in the hard work and leads their team to glory.
You can be the MVP and make the difference for yourself or someone you love by learning the symptoms and the risk factors for lung cancer.

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FAST FACTS

ABOUT LUNG CANCER

It was estimated, in 2020, lung cancer will cause 1 in 4 cancer deaths in Canada.
The more you know about your opponent, the more prepared you’ll be to play your best game.
Read more important facts about lung cancer to help you be ready to take control of your health.

RISK FACTORS

FOR LUNG CANCER*

Risk factors are things that raise your chance of getting lung cancer. They include:

Smoking

Smoking

Being exposed to <br>certain chemicals

Being exposed to
certain chemicals

Medical history

Medical history

Learn about the risk factors for lung cancer and talk to your doctor if you think you or a loved one might be at risk.

SYMPTOMS

OF LUNG CANCER*

In a face–off against lung cancer, early detection is key. But in the early stages of the disease, people with lung cancer may not have any symptoms at all – or they may not realize their symptoms are caused by lung cancer. Knowing the symptoms of lung cancer could make the difference for you or someone you love.

Lungs

Lungs

  • Cough that doesn’t go away, or gets worse
  • Shortness of breath and/or wheezing
  • Coughing up blood
Chest

Chest

  • Constant chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply
Head

Head

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
Abdomen

Abdomen

  • Weight loss you can’t explain
  • Loss of appetite
Bones

Bones

  • Bone pain
Throat

Throat

  • Changes in your voice, hoarseness
  • Trouble swallowing
Blood

Blood

  • Blood clots

If you have any symptoms of lung cancer, speak to your doctor right away.

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Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are other risk factors for, and symptoms of, lung cancer. If you have any questions about lung cancer risk factors or symptoms, be sure to ask your doctor.

LUNG CANCER

DETECTION

LUNG CANCER

Early detection can give you an edge over lung cancer. At an early stage, lung cancer may respond more to treatment. Discuss with your doctor to see if you may be at risk and to determine if lung cancer screening is right for you.

Learn more about lung cancer screening programs near you.

If you think you’re at risk or have symptoms of lung cancer, talk to your doctor right away.

If you think you’re at risk or have symptoms of lung cancer, talk to your doctor right away.

Download the Early Detection Discussion Guide

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RESOURCES

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MVP=most valuable player.

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Please note that this list is not exhaustive and there are other risk factors for, and symptoms of, lung cancer. If you have any questions about lung cancer risk factors or symptoms, be sure to ask your doctor.