Population screening for lung cancer will only be useful to people with a high risk of developing lung cancer. Lung cancer is mainly encountered in people who have smoked for a large part of their lives. The risk of suffering lung cancer continues to be high for a long period of time even after people have quit smoking.
For this study, we are looking for people who have smoked for a long time. For example, a pack a day for more than 20-30 years. Or 2 packs a day for 15 years. If people have stopped smoking, they should not have done so more than 10-15 years ago. As a result, it does not matter if you currently smoke or have already stopped. If you have never smoked cigarettes, you are clearly not exposed to a high risk and this study is not intended for you.
Are you being treated for lung cancer or have you been treated for lung cancer during the past 5 years?? Then the study will also not be useful for you.
The study team will use the questionnaire, which you can fill in and return, to evaluate whether you can participate. In addition, you must provide consent if you want to participate. Otherwise we cannot allow you to participate. The study team will carefully check all requirements. Everyone that meets the participation requirements will be allowed to take part.
Do the self-test