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.

The Chasia Fund

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and one of the most common cancers worldwide, accounting for 1.2 million new cases annually. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women and lung cancer will cause more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and prostate) in the next year, with an estimated 162,460 deaths from lung cancer per year in the US (American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures, 2006) Improving therapeutic outcome in this disease is a critical goal.

The costs of medical research and related activities rise approximately 3.5 percent per year. By sponsoring the Chasia Fund, Lung Cancer Circle of Hope proudly supports and promotes lung cancer research.

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