November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: November 1, 2023

“More men are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, but more women live with the disease. The rate of new cases in 2015 showed that men develop lung cancer more often than women (57.8 and 45.9 per 100,000, respectively).”
“The rate of new lung cancer cases (incidence) over the past 42 years has dropped 36 percent for men while it has risen 84 percent for women. In 1975, rates were low for women, but rising for both men and women. In 1984, the rate of new cases for men peaked (102.1 per 100,000) and then began declining. The rate of new cases for women increased further, did not peak until 1998 (52.9 per 100,000), and has now started to decline.” – National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

American Lung Association
Lung Cancer Fact Sheet
Lung Cancer Morbidity and Mortality Trend Report
Lung HelpLine: 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872)
Lung Cancer Screening

verywell health
“Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.”
Lung Cancer: The Disease May Present Differently in Women
“Looking at men and women together, the most common symptoms of lung cancer are a cough, shortness of breath, coughing up blood, weight loss, and a loss of appetite. But in women, fatigue and shortness of breath usually occur first (Latimer & Mott, 2015)”
Lung Cancer: The Disease May Present Differently in Women
Symptoms of Lung Cancer in Women

Lung Cancer – Patient Version – National Cancer Institute
Dialogue Between Two Women Lung Cancer Survivors: video 24 minutes – American Association for Cancer Research
Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment Principles, and Screening – American Family Physician (AFP)
What Women Need To Know About Lung Cancer – Penn Medicine
Lung Cancer Awareness – Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
How we can help you – Lung Cancer Research Foundation
Key Lung Cancer Statistics: How Common Is Lung Cancer? – American Cancer Society
Lung Cancer – Key Facts – World Health Organization (WHO)
National Lung Cancer Screening Day November 11, 2023 – National Lung Cancer Round Table

Society for Women’s Health Research
Lung Cancer – What’s My Risk? What Are My Treatment Options?
Value of Diagnostics within Women’s Health: Lung Cancer
Does Lung Cancer Have a Gender Bias?

CWNY’s list of resources on Cancers in Women – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of Cancer Support Groups – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)
CWNY’s list of resources on Supporting Loved Ones with Cancer – Center for the Women of New York (CWNY)