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Lung cancer remains a big cause of death

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This year, approximately 160,340 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths.

People like to think lung cancer is a self-inflicted disease from smoking; the truth is that radon, secondhand smoke, and air pollution all can cause lung cancer.

The American Lung Association encourages everyone to help stomp out the stigma of lung cancer and create awareness around the disease.

The American Lung Association launched a new online resource at www.MyLungCancerSupport.org designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of the disease.

Visit this website to learn more.

Deb Brown

Camp Hill, Pa.

Brown is president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic.

 


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