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.



Short term – to reduce incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer

Long term – to find the cure

Mission Statement

Lung Cancer Circle of Hope is committed to educating the public and members of the medical community about lung cancer; advocating on behalf of lung cancer patients, their families and others at risk, influencing public policy decisions relating to lung cancer and promoting increased funding for lung cancer research.

In order to bring our vision to fruition and adhere to the goals set forth in our mission statement we have adopted guiding principles — a conduct guide creating the framework for all our interactions.

We affirm our values of:

Commitment: we commit to working toward the realization of our vision never forgetting good governance principles

Compassion: we believe all those affected by lung cancer, especially patients and survivors deserve compassion and understanding regardless of smoking history

Collaboration: we will identify and collaborate with all groups who share our vision

Focus: we recognize our responsibility as fiduciary agents and pledge transparency in our financial transactions and a focused budget low on administrative costs.