Although there are numerous factors that can lead to lung cancer, being a smoker can put you at risk.

Should You Get Checked for Lung Cancer?

If you feel that you are at a higher risk for developing lung cancer, it's a good idea to have routine checkups with your doctor. At one of these checkups, your doctor may screen you for lung cancer based on your level of risk. Talk with your doctor about any signs or symptoms you may be experiencing so he or she can determine if screening is appropriate for you.