2020 Has Seen Significant Advances in the Management of Lung Cancer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month -Update on Lung Cancer

The month of November brings lung cancer into focus. Over the past few years great strides have been made in the treatment of non small cell lung cancer due to the advancement of precision cancer medicines and immunotherapy.

Lung cancer remains the second most common cancer in women (behind breast cancer) and also the second most common in men (behind prostate cancer). In 2021 there will be approximately 225,000 individuals diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States.

Staying informed with the latest news on the prevention, screening of high risk individuals, and treatment advances are all important in order to reducing the risk of developing lung cancer and ensure optimal care and achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Receive Our Lung Newsletter - The CancerConnect Lung Cancer Newsletter provides timely updates for the recent advances in the management of lung cancer. Join the Lung Cancer Support & Information Community

Ask The Experts About Lung Cancer

CancerConnect and the Personalized Medicine Foundation partnered with Lung cancer experts from Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the University of Pennsylvania to provide individuals the opportunity to engage with lung cancer experts. David M. Jackman, M.D, and Dr. Charu Aggarwal M.D. answered questions and relayed important information about lung cancer.

Our Favorite Advocacy Organizations & Cancer Resources

CancerConnect Lung Cancer Community provides a community where lung cancer patients and their caregivers can exchange information and get support and inspiration.

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment.

Lung Cancer Alliance

The Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, support and advocacy for people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease. Services include live referral, information and support, national awareness campaigns and advocating for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research. Lung Cancer Alliance

Reference:

American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2020. Available here. (Accessed September 2020).

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