November is an important month for millions of Americans who may suffer from lung cancer.
The American Lung Association recognizes November as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Lung Cancer is a tragic disease that takes a terrible toll on those with the disease, as well as their loved ones. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. In fact, more people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. The American Lung Association has long been the leader in the fight against lung cancer and is taking new steps to help both patients and their families.
We also recognize that lung cancer carries a stigma related to the perception that all people with lung cancer are or were smokers and that they brought it on themselves. The bottom line is that no one deserves lung cancer – and we must defeat the stigma to defeat the disease.
As part of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the American Lung Association will be taking part in events to highlight lung health awareness, including a webinar, Twitter chats and the Great American Smokeout to highlight smoking cessation.
To learn more about lung health and these upcoming events, please visit the American Lung Association in Arizona’s Breathe Easy Arizona Web site at www.BreatheEasyAz.org.