World Lung Cancer Day
World Lung Cancer Day is August 1, 2023.
Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In 2012, there were 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer alone.
Since its inception in 2012, World Lung Cancer Day has been observed every year on August 1 in order to raise awareness of lung cancer issues and magnify the need for more lung cancer research funding.
This year, LCFA’s World Lung Cancer Day message also wants to magnify how research breakthroughs have made #LivingWithLungCancer as a managed disease a reality for many patients.
Join Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s social media takeover. Be part of these 4 hours of lively conversations with brilliant lung cancer researchers and lung cancer patient advocates who exemplify what #LivingWithLungCancer looks like.