Did you know that firefighters are often at high risk for lung cancer because of the nature of their work? The lung experts at Roswell Park have embarked on an effort to educate firefighters about their unique risk factors and how to be proactive in catching the disease early. Special lung-cancer risk factors for firefighters include exposure to aerosolized chemicals, including:
Risk level is even greater when these exposures are combined with the other risk factors for lung cancer:
Roswell Park has a unique High Risk Lung Cancer Screening Clinic meant specifically for those, like many firefighters, with known risk factors. The purpose of the clinic is to catch lung cancer early, when it is most curable.
Think you may be at high risk? Fill out our high-risk assessment form or call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) to determine your eligibility for screening.