Detection and Prevention

Did you know...

  • Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is the number one cancer killer in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society?
  • People who smoke have the greatest risk of getting lung cancer?
  • Lung cancer does not always have noticeable symptoms?

Finding lung cancer early, when it’s most treatable, is your best defense against the disease. You can also make lifestyle choices to lower your risk of lung cancer. Find out if you’re at risk and what you can do.

Who Is At Risk For Lung Cancer? 

Lung cancer is one of the few cancers that can often be prevented by not smoking. If you are a smoker, ask your doctor to help you quit smoking. If you don’t smoke, don’t start.

Other risk factors for lung cancer include breathing secondhand smoke, having a family history of lung cancer, or exposure to certain environmental and workplace substances.

Work To Lower Your Risk

You can lower your risk of getting cancer with these healthy choices:

  • Don’t smoke, and avoid secondhand smoke. Learn more about Premier Health’s Tobacco Cessation Program
  • Have your home tested for radon, an odorless, radioactive gas
  • Avoid, as you are able, exposure to asbestos, powerful chemicals and air pollution
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay active
  • Get regular screenings

Lung Cancer Screening

At Premier Health, we know that early detection of lung cancer can provide the best opportunity for treatment and recovery. That’s why Premier Health offers a lung cancer screening program designed to identify issues — even before symptoms are noticeable.

If you have smoked for many years, you may want to think about screening (testing) for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) Before deciding, you should consider the possible benefits and harms of lung cancer screening.

Learn more about who qualifies for lung cancer screening, risks and benefits, and next steps to be screened

Keeping You Safe During COVID-19

You will find new safety measures in place when you schedule appointments and come to our facilities — all with the goal of keeping you safe as we care for you.

Contact Us

Our cancer team is here for you. Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center. Our patients benefit from advanced local care backed by the world-renowned expertise of the nation’s leading cancer center. 

Call the Premier Health cancer hotline at (844) 316-HOPE(844) 316-4673 (4673), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to connect with a Premier Health cancer navigator.