November is lung cancer awareness month

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Lung cancer kills 433 Americans every day. Nearly 160,000 every year. And, since 1 in 15 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime—1 in 14 men and 1 in 17 women – we all need to become much more aware of this disease and the detection and treatment discoveries that are bringing a lot of hope.

Help Lung Cancer Foundation of America raise awareness by trying one or more of the suggestions below.

5 ideas to raise lung cancer awareness in November

1. Wear the ribbon

The first ribbon for lung cancer was clear. But, that proved to be an impractical color for a ribbon. Eventually, lung cancer advocates started to change the color to a more practical one: White. Create your own white ribbon and wear it throughout November.  When people ask you about your ribbon, you’ll be raising awareness by telling them about lung cancer.

2. Share a graphic about lung cancer’s public health impact

Infographic on lung cancer deaths

Download the graphic to email or print or share this web page with your friends and family. And, share this infographic with your state representatives like LCFA volunteer Lysa Buonanno.

3. Share some exciting new areas of lung cancer research

In the last 5-10 years, there have been major discoveries in the early detection and treatment of lung cancer.

  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more than twice as many new lung cancer treatments in the last two and half years than it did in the previous decade.
  • There are also over 1,000 clinical trials in the research pipeline for the latest discovery, immunotherapy.

Lung cancer is a leading focus in many of these new and exciting areas of research. Read about 5 exciting  areas of lung cancer research that bring new hope to lung cancer patients.

4. Share a lung cancer survivor story

Lung cancer survivors are a small and very special group. They might have been diagnosed at different stages and different ages. Their lung cancers might have different biomarkers. But the theme that runs through each of these stories is hope.

To celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month, meet these 5 lung cancer survivors who have shared their stories with Lung Cancer Foundation of America.

5. Donate to lung cancer research

Funding transformative research is the key to raising the survival rate for lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s goal is to fund the best transformative research to make the largest possible positive impact to lung cancer patients.  That is why Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) continues to award the most significant research grants from a philanthropic organization in lung cancer.

Stand with lung cancer survivors and support lung cancer research.

LCFA is raising awareness about Lung Cancer during Lung Cancer Awareness Month

This month, television, radio and internet media outlets around the country will be featuring programming, sponsored by LCFA, to highlight the impact of lung cancer and the need to fund more research. Watch Millie Torchia, a stage 4 lung cancer survivor and mother of 3, share her experience.

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