Lung Aware Risk Assessment
Do you think you might be at risk for lung cancer?
We offer low dose CT scans that are proven to detect cancer early.
Thomas Bauer, M.D., Medical Director, Thoracic Oncology, Meridian Health and Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Jersey Shore University Medical Center discusses the benefits of the online assessment and importance of lung cancer screenings.
Lung Aware Risk Assessment Tool
We have developed a risk assessment tool that can be used to calculate your risk for developing lung cancer. The tool will ask you questions about your smoking history, age, gender, and family history and will take approximately 5 minutes. We will use that information to predict the likelihood that you’ll develop lung cancer in the future.
Who Can Use This Tool?
We designed this screening decision tool for people who are current or former smokers. It works only for people like those listed below whose risk is high enough to accurately predict.
- Age:55- to 77 years old
· Smoking history: 30 pack years. Pack years is calculated by multiplying the number of packs of cigarettes smoked per day by the number of years the person has smoked. For example, 1 pack year is equal to smoking 1 pack per day for 1 year, or 2 packs per day for half a year, and so on.
· Current or former smokers who have quit within the last 15 years
Why Is This Tool Useful?
Knowing this information will help our clinicians determine whether a current or former smoker will benefit from lung cancer screening depending on that person’s individual risk of developing the disease.
Because the information this tool generates can be complex, you should discuss the results with your doctor.
If you are at risk for lung cancer and qualify for a low dose CT scan, you will be asked to join The Lung Registry by signing a consent form. Being part of the Lung Registry will help us keep track of your scan results, any other interventions you may have as a result of your scan and, to make sure you are reminded when it is time for a repeat scan. The Lung Registry is part of a broad-based, national initiative to help researchers better understand the causes of lung cancer and the most promising treatments. Please note, by completing the risk assessment tool for the lung registry does not automatically make you a participant in the clinical trial. You will only become a participant in the Lung Registry clinical trial after you voluntarily sign the above-mentioned consent form that will be provided to you.
If you have any questions, please call our Lung Aware Screening line: (732) 776-2434.
For information on our lung and esophageal programs, click here.
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