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Will you join us in understanding the impact of firefighting in lung and heart health?

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About the study

Our long-term goal is to increase access to lung cancer early detection among firefighters by identifying a high-risk subset that may benefit from LDCT.

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Who Can Join?

We’re asking for volunteers who will help change the future for everyone. Eligibility includes current or retired firefighters who can join & get screened

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How Do I Join?

Take a short eligibility screener to see if you are eligible for our study. We are fully committed to protecting your privacy.

About Fire Health Study

Fire Health Study aims to understand whether the lung appearance and function and heart health of firefighters different from people of similar age and background who are not firefighters, the relationship between occupational exposures and lung appearance, and whether a blood test can help detect lung cancer. 

 

Who can join & get screened?

Current or retired firefighters:

  • Age 40-80 AND/OR with 10 years of firefighting experience

  • No personal history of lung cancer

  • Willing and able to receive low dose CT (LDCT) screening at Massachusetts General Hospital or who have been screened via LDCT within the past year at MGH or another institution, and are willing to release their images to the study

  • Please sign up for our study if you qualify

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How do I join & get screened for free?

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SIGN UP

Take a short eligibility screener  to see if you are eligible for our study. We are fully committed to protecting your privacy. Study data is used for research.

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ACCEPT TERMS

If you are eligible, we will send you an email to complete our Research Consent Form electronically

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COMPLETE STUDY TASKS

Shortly after completing the research consent form, you will receive an email with instructions to complete several study tasks.

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SCHEDULE LUNG CANCER SCREENING (LDCT)

Once you complete all study tasks, we will reach out to you to schedule the lung cancer screening scan (only if you have not received other Chest CT imagining within the past year).

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GET RESULTS

We will look at your lung and heart health from your scan results. We will notify all participants receiving a scan at Massachusetts General Hospital imagining locations of their results. Everyone who participates is helping researchers learn more about the impact of firefighting on lung & heart health