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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America,
yet gets less research funding than other major cancer groups.
You can make a difference!
Who Should Care About Lung Cancer
Anyone with lungs can develop lung cancer. It is a disease that claims more lives than breast, prostate, colon and kidney cancers COMBINED, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths. Over 160,000 lives are lost to this devastating disease each year. Despite this, lung cancer research remains underfunded. The lack of research funding dramatically slows the progress for developing new treatments and saving lives.
The fact is that 1-in-13 men and 1-in-16 women will be diagnosed with the disease; only 16 percent will survive 5 years beyond their diagnosis.
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Lung cancer matters to everyone. There are an estimated 70 million former smokers in the United States who kicked the habit and have done the right thing for their health. Many people quit smoking decades ago. Yet, 15 percent of those former smokers are at high risk of developing lung cancer sometime during their lifetime. That's 14 million Americans who could die prematurely from lung cancer if progress does not come soon.
The focus of the Lung Cancer Research Council will be to save and extend lives by supporting the screening and early detection of lung cancer.
New Info on Lung Cancer Screening
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted today [Jan. 14, 2014] a supplemental fact sheet for primary care clinicians on its final recommendation statement on screening for lung cancer. This resource is meant to help health care professionals talk about lung cancer screening with their patients and determine if screening is appropriate, as well as help clinicians understand how to implement this recommendation. It is important to help patients understand if they are at high risk for lung cancer and if they should consider getting screening.
Book for Sale from the Author
Thomas Cappiello is a well-known writer in Florida on the subject of lung cancer. He is offering signed copies of his book, "Living with Lung Cancer - My Journey," in soft-cover for $20. Proceeds will go to the Lung Cancer Research Council. More Info...
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Standings as of 12 AM on 01-Jan-2015
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|South FL Ford Dealers||April Greaner-Barfus||1,950.00|
|Guardians of Hope||Annora Labrunda||1,332.50|
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|Lung Cancer Support Group of Charlotte County||Irene Gargiulo||935.00|
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|Stutzman Family||Karen Stutzman||590.00|
|Medsol Clinical Research Center||Maria Vasconcelos||525.00|
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|Florida Cancer Specialists||Tammy Bennett||450.00|
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Our MISSION and GOAL
Our mission is to increase public awareness and understanding about lung cancer, support programs for early detection and treatment.
Research, awareness and advocacy have been the catalyst for improvements in the screening, diagnosis and treatments of other cancers. We need to do the same for lung cancer. Research investment saves lives!
In 2014, the Lung Cancer Research Council seeks to engage lung cancer survivors, family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers in SW Florida. The opportunity to partner together will help in advancing lung cancer awareness, accelerating research and improving outcomes for lung cancer patients. We are excited for you to join us! Your commitment to work with us will improve the lives of many people in our community.