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.
- Understand the latest treatment advances with precision cancer medicines
- Update on Side Effects from Checkpoint Inhibitor Immunotherapy
- Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal
Lung Cancer Support Resources
- Cancer Connect Lung Cancer Community provides a community where lung cancer patients and their caregivers can exchange information and get support and inspiration.
- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) -one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment.
- Lung Cancer Alliance Lung Cancer Alliance
- The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to providing Information, support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. Services include live referral, information and support, national awareness campaigns and advocating for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research.
- Joan’s Legacy
- NCCN Treatment Guidelines
- Mesothelioma Resource Center
American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2018. Available at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/STT/stt_0.asp.
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