Are you at risk for Lung Cancer?

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Test Your Knowledge of Cancer's Warning Signs

Early detection of cancer is important because it is usually easier to treat—and possibly cure—when caught early. Do you know what signs to look for? Take this quiz to find out more.

1. Any sudden or progressive change in a mole's appearance could be a sign of skin cancer.
2. A sore that doesn't heal could be a sign of skin cancer.
3. One sign of malignant melanoma is a mole tinged with shades of tan, brown, black, or blue.
4. Changes, lumps, or hard masses in the testicles are signs of testicular cancer.
5. A change in bowel habits—blood in the stool or chronic constipation—is a symptom of stomach cancer.
6. Lumps, hard knots, or a thickening in the breast could indicate breast cancer.
7. A nagging cough or hoarseness could be signs of lung cancer.
8. Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its early stages.
9. Symptoms of mouth or tongue cancer include a sore inside the mouth that doesn't heal and mouth pain that doesn't get better or go away.
10. Bladder cancer has no symptoms.

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.