MyLungRisk (MLR)

MyLungRisk is an easy to use lung cancer risk prediction questionnaire which can calculate your risk of developing lung cancer over the next five years. The MyLungRisk Questionnaire has been developed for use by individuals aged 50 to 79 years and is based on age, gender, smoking duration, family history of lung cancer, previous history of pneumonia, previous diagnosis of cancer and exposure to asbestos. The questionnaire can be completed by non-smokers, former smokers and current smokers.

MyLungRisk is based on the Liverpool Lung Project (LLP) risk model [1], which has been tested and shown to be of value in two international studies and a large UK study [2]. The study was developed with Caucasian data only. This has been updated to LLP v2 [3].

MyLungRisk is in continuous development and the researchers and developers will retain securely the anonymous data you provide.

We hope you find this model for your risk of developing lung cancer useful. MyLungRisk is for information only and is not intended as a substitute for diagnosis. In order to better understand the result, or if you have any concerns, we recommend that you arrange to discuss it with your doctor.

At the end of the MyLungRisk Questionnaire, we will offer you the opportunity to provide us with your email address so that you can complete online, a short Lifestyle and Clinical Questionnaire. The additional information you provide by completing this questionnaire will be retained confidentially and used anonymously by the research group. All our research projects have been considered and approved by the NHS Research Ethics Committee.

The researchers and developers of MyLungRisk provide information on lung cancer risk based on your responses but do not accept any responsibility for how it is used.

I consent to the data I provide being retained by the University of Liverpool,Cancer Research Centre for use in future research. I understand that my data will be stored securely and used anonymously in projects which have been approved by the NHS Research Ethics Committee.