November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States. It causes more deaths each year than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.
During the early stages of lung cancer, most people have few symptoms, or none at all. With early lung cancer screening, doctors find 80% of lung cancer at an early stage when it is easier to treat.
Learning about the risk factors associated with developing lung cancer, such as smoking history, age, family history, and exposure to toxic substances, can help lower fear and uncertainty commonly associated with this disease.
To encourage you to learn more about lung health and early lung screening, MSK Direct has partnered with DC 37 to provide resources on DC 37’s dedicated MSK Direct webpage.
This partnership provides members and their families dedicated access to exceptional cancer care, support, and expert resources from the world’s leading specialists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK).