Know the Facts
Who is at risk for lung cancer?
Smokers and former smokers, age 50 or older, are at a higher risk for lung cancer. Ling cancer cases rise dramatically after age 50, especially if you have smoked for 20 years or more.
Risk for former smokers
Even through you may have quit smoking years age, ex-smokers remain at risk for up to 30 years.
Your risk is affected by how much you smoked, how many years you smoked and at what age you quit. Every year, thousands of cases of lung cancer are reported for persons who quit years earlier.
Importance of early Detection
When caught early, lung cancer can be treated successfully in up to 80% of the case. Unfortunately, most after patients experience symptoms. This usually loads to a late stage diagnosis when survival rates are much lower.
New methods of early Detection
Recent nationwide studies have shown that early detection of lung cancer can save thousands of lives each year. Lung cancer screening can identify patients early. When treatment and survival are greatly improved. Using new methods, paula’s test and CT imaging, lung cancer can be identified early, when the cancer is still localized, and before it has spread to other areas of the body.
A tool for Early Detection
Palua’s test is a new blood test that identifies lung cancer risk. A standard blood sample is taken at your doctor’s office. When patients are tasted before they become symptomatic, there’s opportunity to detect early stage lung cancer before it so reads to other parts of the body. When caught early, your treatment options are better and survival rates can be improved.
Who should get Tested?
Smokers or former smokers
- 20+ years history of at least 1 pack/day
- Age 50 or older
- Without specific symptoms of lung cancer
- Not currently receiving annual CT Scans
What is reported?
Your doctor will received a report that shows your lung cancer risk. It normally takes about 7-10 days to complete the laboratory test and report the result.
How does the test work?
The test looks at a panel of six biomarkers in the blood that are associated with lung cancer. PAULA stands for protein assay using lung cancer analytes.
How is the test performed?
Like other common tests, a small blood sample is taken at your doctor’s office. The sample is then sent to our lab in Bethzatha where the analysis is performed.
Can I have the test performed at another lab?
No. Genesys biolabs developed this unique own lab. Your sample must be sent directly to us from your doctor’s office.
What will the results show?
A report will show your risk level for lung cancer on a scale from low to high risk. The report does not give a positive or negative diabnosis.
Will my results tell me whether I have lunf cancer?
No. only a tissue biopsy can conclusively give PAULA’S test result, your doctor may recommend further testing with imaging, such as a CT Scan, to identify areas of concern.
How much does PALS’s test cost?
Palua’s test is meant to be affordable for most patients. Your final cost will depend on your insurance plan. Factors include your plan’s reimbursement rates, your deductibles and your out-of- network benefits.
Lung cancer Facts
- Lung cancer results in more deaths than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined
- Smokers have 1 in 7 lifetime risk of developing lung cancer.
- 85% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed late.
- 80% of late stage patients will die from the disease
- Early detection dramatically improves survival rate.
- Risk of lung cancer can persist for up to 30 years after you have stopped smoking.