Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated each November to raise awareness for the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates 5,960 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in New Jersey this year.
Below are a few ways to support the fight against lung cancer:
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil: On November 14, the Lung Cancer Alliance will hold a vigil at 4 p.m. at the on Belmar Beach. The vigil is meant to honor and support lung cancer patients and their families and to share the Lung Cancer Alliance’s goal to triple lung cancer survivorship by the end of the decade. For more information on the event, click here.
Get Screened. Early detection is crucial to determining the best treatment method for a diagnosis. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently released a recommendation that current and heavy smokers ages 55 – 79 undergo CT lung cancer screenings. Though still pending finalization, the measure could be a huge step in diagnosing high-risk patients sooner. To read more about the recommendation, view the draft for public comment.
Learn About Lung Cancer. Read more about the disease in our lung cancer blog series.
New Jersey CyberKnife treats lung tumors with stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology. Read more about the treatment here.