Are you at risk for Lung Cancer?

Are you at risk for Lung Cancer?

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What Do You Know About COPD?

Smoking is the main cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a serious, debilitating and often fatal illness. Take this quiz to find out more about COPD and how to prevent it.

1. Which of the following diseases is included in the umbrella term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
2. What age group is most likely to have symptoms of COPD?
3. Long-term exposure to which of the following can increase the risk for COPD?
4. Which of the following can help improve the health of people with COPD?
5. Respiratory infections can block the airways in someone with COPD. Which of the following steps helps prevent these dangerous infections?
6. How is COPD treated?
7. Which of the following eating habits can help people with COPD stay healthy?
8. Which of the following strategies can help someone with COPD stay functional?
9. Which of the following should you do if using supplemental oxygen?

If you are a smoker or former smoker, you may worry about your risk of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women - responsible for more deaths than colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This is largely because lung cancer is often not found until it has spread to other parts of the body. A low-dose CT screening of the lungs can help identify lung cancer at an early stage, when it can be cured.

Low-dose CT Screenings

Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health Imperial Point, and Broward Health Weston are offering low-dose CT lung screenings to those at high risk for lung cancer. Low-dose CT lung screenings lower the risk of dying from lung cancer. They are quick, easy and require minimal amounts of radiation exposure. This screening is now covered by some insurance plans. Contact your insurance provider to see if you're covered.

Prescription is required. If you need a doctor, call the Broward Health Line at 954-759-7400.

Find out if you qualify for the lung cancer screening program by taking the risk assessment below.