Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Next month is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Here is everything you need to know about the disease.
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Did You Know?

That Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths nationwide? More than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined?
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Funding Is Key

Funding for lung cancer research is critical due to the promience of the disease and due to doctor’s not finding it until its late stages.
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Not Only For Smokers…

Smokers aren’t the only ones who get lung cancer. Other causes are radon gas, workplace exposure, second-hand smoke and genetics.
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Doesn’t Have To Be A Death Sentence

There are ground breaking new treatments that drastically alter lung cancer statistics each day.
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SMH…The Tobacco Industry

In 2012, the Tobacco Industry spent over 40 times more on tobacco advertising and promotion than what lung cancer researchers spent.
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New Advances

Advances include regular screening for early detection along with personal therapies.
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What You Can Do

Get educated. If there is a risk factor in your family. Get screened. There are clinical trials and new developments that promise hope for treating lung cancer.
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Changing Perception

Changing how we view lung cancer can lead to greater support and funding which increase survival rates that turns lung cancer into a manageable, chronic disease.
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