iOS app Android app

Lung Cancer Screening

2015: Turning the Tide Against Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

To address this need, the Lung Association launched the LUNG FORCE initiative -- designed to raise awareness about lung cancer in women, encouraging everyone to raise their voices against lung cancer and for lung health, and to call for increased funding for lung cancer research.

Do You Know About the No. 1 Cancer Killer of Women?

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

We are at the precipice of change in the fight against lung cancer and our determination to win this fight has never been stronger, or more urgent. LUNG FORCE will help advance this cause and show that the collective strength of many sharing their voice can make a measurable difference in this lifesaving fight.

Lung Cancer in Women: The No. 1 Cancer Killer That Can Be Tamed

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although breast cancer diagnosis is twice as common in women (1 in 8 women will get breast cancer) compared to lung cancer (1 in 16 women), the cure rate for lung cancer is much lower, resulting in more deaths from lung cancer.

Cancer Tests to Know for 2015

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

One-quarter of all cancer deaths are lung cancer deaths. We win the war on cancer by winning the battle against lung cancer. This year, those at high risk now have a tool in their arsenal to do just that. If you are at risk, get screened!

Who Should Be Screened for Lung Cancer?

Jim T. Miller | Posted 02.08.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The goal of annual screenings is to detect cancer early before symptoms appear, so it can be cured. The five-year survival rate among people with lung cancer when it's caught in its earliest stage is 77 percent, versus only 4 to 25 percent for people whose cancer has spread.

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

Advocates Jump Final Hurdle for Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

Put simply, the argument that covering lung cancer screening would simply be too costly for Medicare to cover is unfounded. Lung cancer screening is clearly cost-effective - not to mention lifesaving.

It's Time to Topple Lung Cancer from its Perch Atop the Cancer Heap

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a double-edged sword. While it puts a spotlight on lung cancer, raising funds and building awareness, that spotlight only lasts 30 days, and lung cancer is taking close to 160,000 lives each year.

Older, Heavy Smokers Should Get Screened For Lung Cancer, Doctors Say

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK, May 7 (Reuters) - Stepping into the debate over who should be screened for lung cancer, a leading medical ...

The Case for Lung Cancer Screening -- Now

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

Cancer screening in general has come under concerted attack. Until there is greater progress in treating late stage and metastatic cancers of any type and in making the highly-touted biomarkers tests more accurate, screening is only way to find cancer at an early, curable stage.

Lung Cancer and the Black Community

Sarah Lewis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Black Voices
Sarah Lewis

Health statistics tell an ugly story about Black America. By leagues, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America and if the overall statistics are bad, the numbers for African-Americans are even worse.