FOR LUNG CANCER*
Risk factors increase a person’s chances of developing lung cancer. Certain risk factors―called modifiable risk factors―are things that a person can change. Others, such as a person’s family history, are out of their control. Knowing these risks can help you or your loved one start the conversation with a doctor, and can help get the early advantage over lung cancer.
Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in Canada.
- Risk factors that can be controlled 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.
You can also talk to your loved one about making an appointment with their doctor. Together, they can find out if there are changes they can make in their life to reduce their risk of lung cancer.