No One Deserves Lung Cancer

Anyone Can Get Lung Cancer.  Lung cancer has a bad reputation. The second most diagnosed cancer in both women and men, lung cancer is also the leading cause of cancer death in the country. Lung cancer accounts for 30 percent of all cancer deaths in America, killing more than 150,000 people a year. A five-year survival rate of less than 16 percent continues to be substantially lower than that seen for other major cancers such as breast, colon and prostate cancer, each at 90 percent or greater.

What’s worse is that lung cancer carries a negative connotation as a smokers’ disease.  But not all lung cancer is caused by smoking. Radon exposure in homes is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. Genetics also play a role.

Learn more about lung cancer - the causes, screening recommendations, and how to support lung cancer research.

Anyone Can Get Lung Cancer

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This year, 1 in 5 people diagnosed with lung cancer are healthy, strong individuals just like you, who have never smoked a day in their life. Learn more about the causes of lung cancer in never smokers. » More

Should You be Screened for Lung Cancer?

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Screening is a test used to detect lung cancer before any symptoms appear. A recent study found that screening with low dose CT scans can reduce deaths in those at high risk for lung cancer. » More

Meet Susan

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Susan is 48. She has Stage IV lung cancer. She has never smoked. » More

Facts About Lung Cancer

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Learn more about lung cancer - the causes and the treatments available. » More

Resources for Patients and Caregivers

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Resources for patients and caregivers. » More

Support Lung Cancer Research

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The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago funds research to find a cure for lung cancer. » More

Get Involved

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