Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer | American Lung Association

Addressing the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Disparities in Lung Health Series

The stigma associated with lung cancer negatively affects every facet of lung cancer from research funding and support to the patient experience. Stigma is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach. This report identifies the causes of lung cancer stigma, the negative effects and makes recommendations for addressing the stigma of lung cancer.

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