Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted On November 1, 2019
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Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer related deaths in the United States. According to the American Lung Association, if a patient’s lung cancer is detected at an earlier stage, their five-year survival rate can increase from as little as 4% to 55%. Lung cancer is also one of the most preventable types of cancer. Reducing exposure to tobacco products or even second-hand smoke has a dramatic effect on decreasing the likelihood of lung cancer.

Screening is one of the easiest ways to detect lung cancer. Your primary care physician should be asking questions during your routine wellness checks. However, if you think you need to be screened sooner, rather than later, follow the directions on this infographic to see if you need to be screened.

During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Georgia State University will be hosting two events to promote awareness of the University’s tobacco free campus policy –

  • Tuesday Nov 5, 2019: Tobacco Free Fair, Unity Plaza, Atlanta Campus, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Thursday Nov 21, 2019: Great American Smokeout Day, Unity Plaza, Atlanta Campus, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information, visit the Lung Cancer Awareness Month homepage.