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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

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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.

For more information on lung cancer resources and support, visit the Lung Cancer Alliance at www.lungcanceralliance.org. For help quitting smoking, visit www.smokefree.gov.

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