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Shining A Light on Lung Cancer

October 30, 2014
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US, taking the lives of twice as many women as breast cancer and three times as many men as prostate cancer. While a history of smoking is the main risk factor for developing lung cancer, nearly 80% of those diagnosed today were never smokers or are former smokers who quit decades ago.


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time of reflection for advocates and survivors across the entire spectrum of the disease. To shed some much needed attention on lung cancer, Lung Cancer Alliance hosts Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events across the country each November. Now in its sixth year, over 200 events are slated to take place on or around November 13, 2014.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer provides the lung cancer community with hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk—from survivors to the newly diagnosed and from healthcare professionals to those simply wanting to help. Programs range from the latest advancements in lung cancer treatment to personal anecdotes from survivors. The goal is to connect communities impacted by lung cancer and remind individuals that they are not alone.

Shine a Light is a free event benefiting Lung Cancer Alliance, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer. These events unite the lung cancer community and educate the public about the impact of this deadly killer. Raising awareness is a key component in helping people get diagnosed sooner to save more lives.

Join your local community this November at a Shine a Light event. For more information visit or


Christopher Davis, Media Relations Manager, Lung Cancer Alliance