FOR LUNG CANCER*
Risk factors increase your chances of developing lung cancer. Certain risk factors―called modifiable risk factors― are things that you can change. Others, such as a person’s family history, are out of your control. Knowing if you’re at risk and speaking with your doctor can help you get the advantage over lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in Canada.
- Risk factors you can control are responsible for about 85% of lung cancer cases †
- Between 2020–2045, an estimated 623,500 lung cancer cases could potentially be preventable †
Work with your doctor to find out if there are changes you can make in your life to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Learn about the risk factors below and talk to your doctor if you think you might be at risk.