Lung Cancer Alliance Releases Updated 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer
Renews Call for National Strategy to Better Address the Disease
The 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer analyzes the most recent available data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Defense (DOD), and Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program (SEER).
The 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer reviews and compares actual deaths, 5-year survival rates, staging of diagnosis, research spending per death, and total research funding for lung cancer relative to other cancers and diseases.
“Make no mistake, lung cancer continues to claim number one status,” said
“In addition,” continued Fenton-Ambrose, “there has been no improvement in 5-year survival rates or progress toward earlier stage diagnosis of the disease. This is a formula for continued massive and tragic loss of life.”
The 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer also compares lung cancer deaths to other cancers and diseases. Heart disease is the only illness to surpass lung cancer in actual deaths.
These facts and figures have been an important source of information for advocates, medical professionals and journalists aiding in the education, awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding lung cancer. To access the 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer go to www.lungcanceralliance.org.
Lung Cancer Alliance (www.LungCancerAlliance.org) is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy.
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