November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness month this November, learn and share these Lung Cancer “By the Numbers” facts. In addition, don’t miss these other important awareness facts. Download LCFA’s Lung Cancer “By the Numbers” Infographic.

Why does lung cancer awareness matter?

These Lung Cancer “By the Numbers” facts tell the story of why lung cancer awareness matters.

#1 is for BEING #1

However, being #1 is not always a sign of excellence. Lung Cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. every year. Lung cancer kills more people annually than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined.

pie chart illustrating lung cancer death rate vs other cancers

#3 is for REVOLUTION

Learn how the microbiome in lung cancer research is becoming the 3rd revolution after the genomic revolution (biomarkers) and the immunotherapy revolution. Listen to this fascinating Hope With Answers Podcast. Hear these 3 Young Investigators discuss their research studying the microbiome and its relation to immunotherapy in lung cancer treatment.

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#8 is for FUNDING

Thanks to the incredible support of people like you, LCFA has aided in providing over $8 million to invest in lung cancer research. We’ve made great progress, but there’s still more to do.

It’s easy to make a donation or start fundraising for Lung Cancer Awareness Month – choose your favorite way:

  • Text a donation. Text LCAM to 41444 to make a secure one-time or monthly donation conveniently from your cell phone. (Msg & Data rates may apply.)

#10 is for YEARS

Patient/advocate Lysa Buonanno has been living with lung cancer for over 10 years. As a result of new treatments, more people #LivingWithLungCancer are living 10 years or more. For instance, meet these lung cancer survivors who have shared their stories with Lung Cancer Foundation of America:


#17 is for RESEARCHERS

Since 2017, LCFA has help fund 17 Young Investigator. LCFA’s grant are focused on improving the detection, care, and treatment of individuals with lung cancer. Learn more about these amazing lung cancer researchers.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) is committed to funding “best in science” research. Above all, LCFA funds research that will have the largest possible positive impact on lung cancer patients. Help LCFA fund the next future leaders of lung cancer research.

illustration of 17 grant awardees with 10 of them women.

#30 is for 30 DAYS

Wear the lung cancer ribbon for the 30 days in November. What is the ribbon color for lung cancer? A pearl or white color ribbon represents lung cancer awareness. However, LCFA invites you to be creative this Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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#50 is for PROGRESS

There has been a 50% increase in the 5-year survival rate of individuals diagnosed with lung cancer. This is primarily thanks to researchers discovering new lung cancer treatments. In addition, there have been major discoveries including targeted therapy and immunotherapy for the treatment of lung cancer over the last 5 – 10 years. For instance, before 2000, there were only 3 treatments for lung cancer – surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In 2021, there are over 50 FDA-approved treatments for lung cancer.

5-year survival rate for lung cancer

Share these lung cancer awareness numbers.

We made it easy for you to post, tweet or send with downloadable images and important facts about lung cancer awareness.

  • Change your Facebook profile picture & cover photo for November.
  • Use the hashtags: #LivingWithLungCancer and give us a shout out @lcfamerica.
  • Share a photo of you wearing your white or pearl lung cancer ribbon on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivingWithLungCancer and give us a shout out @lcfamerica.