You are at risk if you are or have ever been a smoker. The risk increases with age, and with how much you have smoked in your lifetime. Other risk factors include exposure to environmental carcinogens, such as asbestos, or lung scarring.
The I-ELCAP research has focused on patients at a high risk for lung cancer. Several factors contribute to lung cancer risk: age; smoking history; environmental exposure to carcinogens like asbestos, beryllium, uranium, or radon; and exposure to secondhand smoke. The older you are and the more you've smoked or been exposed to smoke and other carcinogens, the higher your risk will be.
I-ELCAP's research has focused on patients at risk of developing lung cancer. Read about I-ELCAP research findings.