November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Studies show that 90 percent of lung cancer occurs in current or former smokers. If you are a current or former smoker who has smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years, or two packs a day for 10, you may be eligible for a study at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. Researchers are testing whether a drug callled iloprost can reverse smoking-induced changes in the lungs that can lead to cancer. Details at 1-800-811-8480
Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues.
- This year more than 172,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
- More than 163,000 will die from the disease making it America’s NUMBER ONE cancer killer for both men and women.
- Each year lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreas cancers combined.
- The disease is rarely found in its early stages, and there is no current screening tool that effectively detects lung cancer early.
- Lung cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Eliminating tobacco use is the key to decreasing the prevalence of lung cancer.
- Pete's Story, video and more of a lung cancer survivor (www.petes-story.com)
- FDA Approves New Drug for Lung Cancer: Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Led Clinical Trial that Helped Show Drug's Promise
- Study Aims to Halt Lung Cancer Development
- Lung Cancer - Non Small Cell: the VICC.ORG Directory of Cancers: Treatments, Services & Resources
- Lung Cancer - Small Cell: the VICC.ORG Directory of Cancers: Treatments, Services & Resources