In 2009, 219,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer

Only smokers get lung cancer

Lung Cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in non smokers

Lung cancer is an “old man’s disease.

The five year survival rate is approximately 15%

I stopped smoking 30 years ago, so my risk for lung cancer is the same as someone who never smoked.

Lung cancer research is significantly underfunded.

Lung cancer is not treatable

Every hour approximately 19 people will die from lung cancer.

National Lung Cancer Related Org.

Lung Cancer Related Organizations

Cancer Survivors against Radon (CanSar) – group works to empower sufferers of radon induced lung cancer;  upon request, provides free radon testing kits

It’s Time to Focus on Lung Cancer – Cancer Care’s on line source for lung cancer related information

Uniting Against Lung Cancer (formerly Joan’s Legacy) – funds innovative research into the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance – national nonprofit dedicated to helping people with lung cancer and those who are at risk for the disease through advocacy, support and education.

Lungevity – national foundation dedicated to funding lung cancer research

Lung Cancer Caring Ambassadors Program (CAP) – mission is to encourage people with lung cancer to take active roles in their lives.

Lung Cancer on Line – foundation that funds lung cancer research and provides information to  patients and their families.

Lung Cancer Support Community – an interactive community dedicated to providing support for     those diagnosed with the disease

National Familial Lung Cancer Registry – established by Johns Hopkins Medical Center in 1993 to further understanding of the causes of lung cancer (beyond smoking) and to serve as an educational resource.

Free To Breathe – group whose mission is to decrease deaths due to lung cancer and help patients live longer and better through research, awareness and advocacy.

The Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation– group is committed to eradicating lung cancer by focusing on research, eduation, early detection and treatment.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America – provides funding for creative and cutting edge lung cancer research.