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November 2, 2016 | Happenings, Health Advice

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – a time to build awareness and reduce stigma around lung cancer as well as provide reassurance and inspiration to lung cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, family and friends everywhere.

The personal stories of those who have been impacted by lung cancer will be showcased on the American Lung Association’s Facing Lung Cancer microsite mylungcancersupport.org this November.

Featuring intuitively-structured information about lung cancer staging and treatment, an interactive video library featuring advice from lung cancer experts, and a robust Lung Cancer Toolkit, the site has something to offer for anyone facing lung cancer.

The Great American Smokeout also takes place in November, which will be observed on Thursday, November 17. This is a chance for individuals to triumph over addiction. Every November, The American Cancer Society sets aside the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. Find more information here.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer for both men and women in the U.S with more people dying of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung Cancer Awareness Month aims to get people talking about the disease in a more positive light.

If you have more questions on Lung Cancer, please reach out to your provider.