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November Is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Treatment advances – lung cancer resources and advocacy are making the difference

The month of November brings lung cancer into focus. Over the past few years great strides have been made in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer due to the advancement of precision cancer medicines and immunotherapy.

Lung cancer however remains the second most common cancer in women (behind breast cancer) and also the second most common in men (behind prostate cancer). In 2018, there will be ~ 225,000 individuals diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States.

Staying informed with the latest news on the prevention, screening of high-risk individuals, and treatment advances are all important in order to reducing the risk of developing lung cancer and ensure optimal care and achieve the best possible outcomes from treatment.

Lung Cancer Support Resources


American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2018. Available at

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