President and First Lady Biden issued a Presidential Proclamation designating November 2022 as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US and in Wisconsin. Screening guidelines have recently been updated to help diagnose lung cancer at an earlier stage when it is easier to treat. Adults aged 50-80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years need to be screened for lung cancer.
Many people may not know they are eligible for lung cancer screening. Throughout November, you can share important messages about lung cancer screening, cancer prevention, and early detection.
We’ve curated a round-up of resources to help you learn more and raise awareness about lung cancer and screening:
|Wisconsin Radon Information
About 1 in 10 homes in WI have high radon levels. Learn more about the link between radon exposure and lung cancer. Learn more about radon in Wisconsin.
National Lung Cancer Roundtable
The National Lung Cancer Roundtable is a national coalition of supporters and advocates dedicated to reducing the incidence and mortality from lung cancer in the US. NLCRT curates a extensive resource center and encourages organizations across the country to join. Explore the National Lung Cancer Roundtable.
The GO2 Foundation is an organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. Visit the GO2 Foundation Website.
Lung Cancer Research Foundation
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is an organization committed to improving lung cancer patients’ quality of life and survival rates through
advancing the best new research in the field. Visit the LCRF Website.
LuCa National Training Network
LuCa National Training Network provides training and materials for primary care providers, as well as technical assistance for professionals who educate providers and other health care professionals on lung cancer risk reduction, early detection, treatment, and survivorship care. Free CMEs are available with many of their trainings. View Lung Cancer Trainings.
Our Outreach Team can help you implement strategies to reduce lung cancer screening disparities and raise awareness about lung cancer screening. Connect with us to learn more.