Lung Cancer Awareness Month
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an initiative of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer was the leading cause of cancer in both men and women for 2019. This disease accounts for approximately 13% of all new cancers in the United States.
During the month of November, the EPA seeks to raise awareness about the disease. Its website offers information about how to limit exposure to known carcinogens in order to reduce the risk of lung cancer.
The primary causes of lung cancer include smoking, radon, secondhand tobacco smoke, and residential wood smoke.
The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition also provides online resources for both patients and physicians about how to manage the treatment options associated with the disease.
The EPA’s initiative to support patients and increase awareness about the causes of lung cancer provides an invaluable public service.
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