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Dayton Physicians Network

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer awareness

 

 

 

 

 

 

November is Lung cancer awareness month and we encourage everyone to learn about the signs and symptoms, screening guidelines and treatment options for lung cancer, as well as; support for cancer patients and their families and caregivers.

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women, but is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. The risk of developing lung cancer is highest in smokers, but many people who do not smoke also develop lung cancer each year.

 

Information

National Comprehensive Cancer Network provides outstanding tools for people with cancer and the general public so that they may better understand screening and treatment options.  The guidelines are meant to help people with cancer and their loved ones to more easily talk with their physician about the disease and treatments.  Please check out these resources that they offer:

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines    

NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Guidelines

 

Support

Everyone needs support when diagnosed with cancer; patients, friends, family and caregivers alike.  Be sure to check out the American Cancer Society, Cancer.Net, and the Lung Cancer Alliance to find more information and support to patients, caregivers, family and friends.

 

Dayton Physicians Network, we’re here for you providing information and resources,

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