Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated each November to raise awareness for the second most common cancer in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates 9,270 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in Illinois this year.

Below are a few ways to support the fight against lung cancer:

  • Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil: On November 14, the Lung Cancer Alliance will hold a vigil in multiple locations throughout Chicago. The vigil is meant to honor and support lung cancer patients and their families and to share the Lung Cancer Alliance’s goal to triple lung cancer survivorship by the end of the decade. For more information on the event, click here.
  • Find Support: Resources are available in communities and online to support lung cancer patients and their families. Several local organizations in Chicago offer weekly and monthly support groups. To find a list of available groups, visit the Respiratory Health Association.
  • Learn About Lung Cancer. Early detection is crucial to determining the best treatment method for a diagnosis. Consulting with a doctor and learning the signs and symptoms of lung cancer can help families be prepared if at risk for developing the disease. Read more about lung cancer in our center’s lung cancer blog series.

CyberKnife Center of Chicago treats lung tumors with stereotactic body radiation therapy using CyberKnife® technology. Read more about the treatment here.