There’s a lot you can do to lower your chances of getting lung cancer. The No. 1 thing to do is to not smoke and to avoid other people’s secondhand smoke.
If you've never smoked cigarettes, your risk of lung cancer is low. If you currently smoke, especially if you are a heavy smoker, your odds of developing lungcancer can be 30 times higher than the risk for a nonsmoker. How long you've smoked also matters.
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Under the Affordable Care Act, many health insurance plans will cover preventive care services, including checkups, vaccinations and screening tests, at no cost to you. Learn more.