Start by sporting a white ribbon during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Consider adding a little blue and red as support for Veteran Lung Cancer Awareness!
Your Lung Cancer Awareness Mission Starts Now
3 Ways You Can ‘Enlist’ This Lung Cancer Awareness Month
When you adopt a proactive, prepared mindset, you’re not just protecting yourself; you’re contributing to a larger cause. You’re part of a community committed to fighting lung cancer and saving lives. And that’s a true ‘Breath of Honor’.
Know Your Risks for Lung Cancer
Anyone with lungs should know these lung cancer risks
Being proactive and prepared is your strongest defense against lung cancer. It’s about taking control of your health, making informed decisions, and being ready to face any challenges that come your way.
Veterans face a higher risk of developing lung cancer due to:
Working where there were occupational exposures during their time in service
Working in areas of conflict or natural disasters where exposure to environmental hazards occur
Do you know these 7 Lung Cancer Risks as they relate to Veterans?
Download the infographic for more details about these specific risks.
Have a plan.
See your healthcare provider about getting screened for lung cancer.
It’s about knowing the risks, understanding the symptoms, and not hesitating to seek medical advice if something doesn’t feel right.
Fewer than 1 in 7 lung cancer patients will be diagnosed in the earliest stage, when the disease is most treatable.
Around 1.5 million Veterans should be screened for lung cancer due to increased risk.
Often lung cancer patients have no obvious specific symptoms at the beginning of the disease.
Do you know the facts about lung cancer screening – especially for U.S. Veterans?
Download the infographic for more details about lung cancer screening.
Make the commitment to your lung health.
It’s about making lifestyle changes that reduce your risk of lung cancer, like quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, and staying physically active.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the leading cause of cancer-related death among military veterans.
Nearly 8,000 Veterans are diagnosed and treated in the VA for lung cancer each year.
Sign the pledge card with your lifestyle-changing goal or encouragement to those choosing change.
Leave your inspirational message of change for healthy lungs – especially for our veterans!
Bonus reward – After you leave a message, you can send a Veterans Day card to a vet that you know and love.