Written by on 5/14/2014 11:00:00 AM
On Tuesday, The American Lung Association, in partnership with CVS Caremark unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.
U.S. women still see breast cancer as a bigger killer than lung cancer, despite it being the number one cancer killer of men and women. More than 108,000 women in the will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year in the U.S. and, on average, less than half will be alive next year. Not to mention, lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the State of Indiana.
In its first year, LUNG FORCE seeks to unite women against lung cancer and for lung health, and encourage them to raise their voices for change. Through nationwide efforts, LUNG FORCE will make lung cancer a cause that people care about and act on, educate and empower patients and healthcare providers, and raise critical funds for lung cancer research.
To learn more about LUNG FORCE, visit their website.
Know your lung cancer risk
Dr. Jack Wei explains who is at risk for lung cancer here. Community also offers a painless, low-dose lung cancer screening you can schedule only two hours in advance. If you are 50 to 80 years of age and have a history of smoking, a screening can provide peace of mind and/or early diagnosis. Schedule a screening today!