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.
#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:
- Make a secure online donation in just minutes. Make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to fund a lung cancer researcher.
- Create a Facebook fundraiser. Start a fundraiser for LCFA on Facebook. After that, reach out to your friends and family members. Facebook does not charge a fee on donations made through Facebook Fundraisers. That means every penny you earn on behalf of LCFA is donated to lung cancer research grants.
- 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.
#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.
- Paint your nails white. Wear a white shirt and pearls. Or wear a ribbon throughout November. Make your own white ribbon. Alternatively, if you’d prefer, purchase a lung cancer awareness ribbon through AmazonSmile.
When you shop on smile.amazon.com, you receive the same Amazon experience and products. However, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to LCFA when you designate Lung Cancer Foundation of America as your charity of choice.
#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.
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.