Lung Cancer Awareness Month, observed in November and sponsored by the American Lung Association's National Office, is a time to educate the public about what lung cancer is and how to prevent it.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month is just one example of the life-saving public service health programs developed by public health professionals to promote health and wellness in communities across the United States.
Lung cancer develops in the lungs when a cluster of abnormal, malignant cells form a tumor. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer, but is the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women worldwide. It typically occurs in people over the age of 65, with fewer than 2% of lung cancer cases occurring in women and men under the age of 45.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month Sponsor:
American Lung Association's National Office
To learn more, visit http://www.lung.org
The awareness color for Lung Cancer is Pearl.