Becoming completely tobacco-free, including smoking, vaping or other tobacco use, can improve your health and make a big difference in your life. The Maine QuitLink is free, confidential support to help you start your journey.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in Maine and the US. Smoking is a leading cause of lung cancer, but quitting can help lower your risk. Being screened for lung cancer is important. Screening cannot prevent lung cancer, but screening may help you find cancer while it is easier to treat. Lung cancer screening is not a substitute for quitting smoking.
Should you be screened for lung cancer?
Screening may be right for you if:
- You are between 50-80 years of age
- You currently smoke or you quit less than 15 years ago
- You smoked, or have smoked, an average of one pack per day for at least 20 years