Honoring World Lung Cancer Day

Did you miss the social media takeover on WLCD2021?

Thanks to research, new treatments make #LivingWithLungCancer happen. You can still witness this event – and still give to research.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s social media takeover happened on Sunday, August 1st, 2021 for 4 hours of lively conversations with brilliant lung cancer researchers and lung cancer patient advocates who exemplify what #livingwithlungcancer looks like.

On August 1 from 11 am Eastern (10 am Central – 9 am Mountain – 8 am Pacific) advocates around the country raised awareness of the power and need for increased lung cancer research. The takeover will feature live interviews and demonstrations on:

  • LCFA’s Facebook page: Witness how research is the key to #livingwithlungcancer in these amazing stories from lung cancer patients.
  • LCFA’s Twitter handle will feature great conversations with LCFA’s own Young Investigators who are “living with lung cancer” in a different way. Learn what they have to say about how lung cancer research’s effect on patients living with lung cancer changed in the past five or 10 years.
  • LCFA’s Instagram page will feature inspiring photos show what #livingwithlungcancer looks like. Share your images and use the hashtag #livingwithlungcancer to appear on the WLCD event wall.

View the Event Schedule to learn more about today’s guests.


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A Day to Magnify the Need for More Lung Cancer Research Funding

Good news: New research, diagnosis, and treatment breakthroughs in the last 10 years have brought new hope to patients and their families.

Bad news:
There is still so far to go. With a 22% five-year survival rate, lung cancer ranks the lowest among the other most common cancers: prostate cancer (98%), breast cancer (90%), and colorectal cancer (65%). The poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research.

  • Lung cancer claims more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.

  • 1 in 15 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.

  • Smoking isn’t the only cause of lung cancer. Other known causes of lung cancer include exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, radon, and asbestos.

Additional Resource to Share Today

History of World Lung Cancer Day

Since its inception in 2012, World Lung Cancer Day has been observed every August 1. This World Lung Cancer Day campaign’s inception by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies is supported by members of the international lung health community such as the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and also including the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in the U.S.

LCFA’s World Lung Cancer Day 2021 Hashtag:  #LivingWithLungCancer

Lung Cancer Foundation of America is proud to support World Lung Cancer Day 2021 by raising awareness through our dedicated Speakers Bureau and Young Investigators. They will be sharing their stories about living with lung cancer and how lung cancer research has made a difference. We thank them for their personal commitment and how their actions illustrate this year’s theme so well. Read their inspirational stories below and check them out when they take over LCFA’s social media on Sunday, August 1, 2021 for #WLCD2021.

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New research, diagnosis, and treatment breakthroughs in the last 10 years have brought new hope to patients and their families.

LCFA has been instrumental in developing a continuing public dialogue. Through annual media campaigns, LCFA has been dedicated to education and research – the route to the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and, hopefully, the cure.

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