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Lung Cancer - Step 4: Ask Your Doctor About Lung Cancer Risk
You and your doctor need to work as a team to reduce your cancer risk. Here are some tips to help you talk with your doctor about risk.
  • Know your risk factors and take your risk factor list with you to the doctor's office.
  • Prepare your list of questions before your visit (see below).
  • Know what behaviors you are willing to change.
  • Take one step at a time-be realistic about what you can do.
  • Add your concerns to the doctor's intake form if they are not listed.
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Questions For Your Doctor
Click on the questions below that you would like to ask your doctor. Take your list when you visit your doctor.

Do you think I should be worried about lung cancer?
What method of smoking cessation do you recommend for me?
Here is my list of lung cancer risk factors. Do you think I should be screened for lung cancer? If so, what type of screening do you recommend? What are the benefits and potential risks?
I was exposed to asbestos a long time ago through my job. It never occurred to me to mention it to you. Is there something I should be doing?
I’m a nonsmoker, but there are a lot of smokers where I work. I’m worried about the effects of secondhand smoke. What would you suggest I do?
Do you know about any clinical trials for lung cancer prevention that I could take part in?

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