November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This month highlights the need for more research to be conducted while cultivating a better understanding of the disease.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and is also known as the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. Each year, 218,500 people are affected by lung cancer in the United States. Out of these, about 142,000 succumb to the disease.
According to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, you can find different ways of raising awareness through wearing the lung cancer ribbon throughout the month of November, donating to lung cancer research, and sharing important awareness facts on your social media platforms.
To honor those who have been impacted by this disease, we’re joining millions across the country to participate in Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Every breath we take is a gift given to us by our lungs. Let us continue to lead healthy lives and take care of ourselves. Celebrate this month by having the most vital organ in your body checked!