November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

October 31, 2007

View Lung Cancer Video for paitents and caregivesLung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues.

  • This year more than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • More than 160,000 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 pancreatic 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.

 

Stories & Resources

Cancer survivor and nurse enjoys rapid pace of ER

Lori Monroe likes the spontaneity of working in The Medical Center emergency room’s triage area. The registered nurse interviews patients and takes patient histories and vital signs. It’s a different world from the area that she calls her “passion” — cardiac catherization, which is used to investigate possible heart ailments – but one she enjoys
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