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Biden administration draws attention to lung cancer

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) commends the Biden administration for issuing a proclamation for lung cancer awareness month that highlights the importance of lung cancer screening and commits to increasing/preserving access to tobacco cessation programs.

From the statement: I call upon the people of the United States to speak with their doctors and health care providers to learn more about lung cancer. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, the media, and other interested groups to increase awareness about what Americans can do to prevent, detect, and treat lung cancer….

“We are encouraged to see national attention being paid to lung cancer and the disparate impact among rural communities and communities of color” says David Schulman, MD, MPH, FCCP, President of the American College of Chest Physicians. “Early detection and treatment are both critical for lung cancer survival, screenings need to be recommended and made widely accessible, and patients need to understand that early detection offers hope.”

For lung cancer awareness month and throughout the year, we encourage you to utilize the resources available to you through the CHEST website, and sign up to stay in the loop on CHEST’s advocacy efforts.

Tobacco cessation resources from CHEST:

Lung cancer screening resources from CHEST: