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.

Cancer Organizations

Cancer Related Groups

American Cancer Society – organization committed to providing resources for those facing Cancer

American Legacy Foundation – dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco.

American  Lung Association – health organization dedicated to fighting lung disease in all forms

Cancer Hope Network – provides confidential, one-on-one telephone support to recently diagnosed patients and their family members by matching them with trained survivors (877-HOPE-NET) – website sponsored by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncologists) and is designed to help patients and families make informed care decisions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – principal federal agency for protecting the health and  safety of all Americans and providing essential human services

Gilda’s Club – national network providing a place for cancer patients and their families to join with others to build social and emotional support

National Cancer Institute –federal agency that coordinates national cancer program

The Wellness Community – international organization dedicated to providing support activities and hope for all people affected by cancer.

Your Disease Risk – this interactive website estimates your risk of cancer and provides personalized tips for prevention.