7 Lung Cancer Symptoms to Know; This Disease Can Be Tricky to Catch Early & Doesn’t Just Affect Smokers

Updated September 7th, 2022

7 Lung Cancer Symptoms to Know; This Disease Can Be Tricky to Catch Early & Doesn’t Just Affect Smokers

TJ Ducklo, 32, Press Secretary of the Biden campaign, never smoked a day in his life. Now he's battling stage 4 lung cancer. It's an important reminder that you don't have to smoke to get this disease, and being aware of risk factors and possible symptoms can be critical.

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Prevention & Screening: Screening Saves Lives

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  • People who are at high risk for lung cancer because of their smoking history should be screened annually with a low-dose CT scan.
  • This screening should begin at age 50 regardless of whether the person has symptoms.
  • High risk includes people with a 20 pack-year smoking history who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.

Prevention & Screening: Screening Saves Lives

  • People who are at high risk for lung cancer because of their smoking history should be screened annually with a low-dose CT scan.
  • This screening should begin at age 50 regardless of whether the person has symptoms.
  • High risk includes people with a 20 pack-year smoking history who currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years.
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