Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the US. With your help, we can significantly improve outcomes for patients with lung cancer.

This kit is for all interested individuals and groups who want to help learn or spread the word about lung cancer and the importance of screening and prevention. Early detection can save lives.

You will find suggested sample social media messaging to post, as well as printable fact sheets, infographics, and additional info through links to other resources.

You can use this toolkit to make a difference and get involved by taking action today!

Take Action

Be tobacco free.

Avoid secondhand smoke.

Limit alcohol consumption.

Maintain a healthy weight throughout life.

Consume a healthy diet that:

  • Emphasizes plant sources.
  • Supports a healthy weight.
  • Includes five or more servings of a variety of vegetables and fruit each day.
  • Includes whole grains in preference to processed (refined) grains.
  • Has minimal processed and red meats.

Adopt a physically active lifestyle.

Protect yourself from the sun and indoor tanning devices.

Talk to your primary health care provider about:

  • Any potential signs and symptoms of cancer, including unexplained weight loss, fever, fatigue, pain, and skin changes.
  • Cancer screening options for breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers.
  • Vaccines that can reduce your risk for developing cancer.

Maintain healthcare coverage.

Have your home tested for radon.

How Can I Make a Difference

Anyone can raise awareness about lung cancer and take action toward screening and prevention. Communities, organizations, families, and individuals can get involved and spread the word.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Start the conversation. Open up the conversation about your health and ask your questions about health history.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health.
  • Encourage others to use this tool kit to learn more and share information with others.
  • Ask doctors and nurses to talk to patients about the importance of lung cancer screening

Get Screened

If you are a current or former smoker, you may be eligible for our lung cancer screening program

Get the Word Out

Lung cancer screening for high-risk people can improve outcomes:

  • In most cases, lung cancer is not detected early; about 16% of people are diagnosed at an early stage
  • 5-year survival rates increase from 4% (stage 4) to 55% (stage 1) if detected earlier

Infographics and Images

Share these statistics and infographics on your social media outlets or website

Click images to download:

Get Involved

  1. Encourage current or former smokers to get screened. They may be eligible for lung cancer screening programs
  2. Contact local doctors’ offices and ask them to talk to their patients about the importance of early detection for lung cancer and smoking cessation.
  3. Host a lung cancer awareness event. Give out information about smoking cessation, lung cancer screening programs, and ask a doctor or nurse to speak about the topics.

Request a Speaker

  1. Partner with local community organizations to encourage people to be tobacco free, as well as get screened for lung cancer.
  1. Share your own experiences with your family and friends to encourage them to quit smoking or to get screened.