According to a new study on lung cancer awareness, nearly a quarter of people in the 21 countries surveyed admitted they could not name any symptoms of the diagnosis.
Dr. Matthew Peters, chair of The Global Lung Cancer Coalition, said: “Patients are often diagnosed with lung cancer at a very late stage when treatment is no longer an option. If we can get patients diagnosed earlier, we can treat them and save lives. That is why being aware of the symptoms is so important.”
The groundbreaking study’s results will be presented at the IASLC 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, held this year in Sydney, Australia. CancerCare National Lung Cancer Program Coordinator Win Boerckel, LCSW-R, MSW, MBA will be in attendance at the conference.
“It’s heartening to learn about the ever-increasing activity to find new drugs for the treatment of lung cancer and to be able to bring that news back to CancerCare’s lung cancer clients,” Win shares. “Each new development provides patients and caregivers with a new measure of hope in overcoming this dreaded disease.”
CancerCare provides a comprehensive network of services for people coping with any type and stage of lung cancer, including our upcoming Connect Education Workshop, Advances in the Treatment of Lung Cancer. Listen in live over the telephone or online as leading experts, including Win, answer your questions.
The workshop will take place Tuesday, November 19 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Participation is free, and pre-registration is required.
Learn more about how we help people coping with lung cancer.
CancerCare’s 11th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope will take place Sunday, November 3rd at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, NY. All proceeds from the event support CancerCare’s free services for people coping with lung cancer.
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Whether you walk, volunteer or donate, your participation will make all the difference to someone facing lung cancer. Learn more and register.