Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Red smoke making the shape of human lungs

The year is coming to an end and with that, festivities, get-togethers and holidays. This, however, does not deter from health organisations year-long efforts to continually raise awareness about crucial issues that need our society’s constant, and sometimes very urgent, attention.

Every November a group of leading international research and advocacy organisations join forces to help drive “The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition”. Their ultimate goal is to help improve outcomes for lung cancer patients on a global scale. As the Coalition explains on their website, lcam.org, “the Coalition seeks to fill this void, inspiring hope and achieving better results for patients in the process. Most of all, the Coalition strives to debunk the unfair assumptions and stigma associated with lung cancer by better educating the public on the disease and its causes.” Lung cancer is the most common cause of death from Read more

Lung cancer awareness week

At Best Doctors, we believe it is important to spend time getting to know more about diseases and to disclose accurate and verified medical information about them, in order to help patients to get involved in their own health, diagnosis and treatment.

That is why today we are spreading the word of the Tenth European Week Against Lung Cancer which is to be held between the 10th and the 17th of September with various activities and initiatives in different European countries.

Since its inception 24 years ago, the "European Week Against Cancer" has been clearly focused on the prevention of a disease that many experts link to a greater control of smoking as well as healthy lifestyle habits that ensure greater preparation of the body to be able to deal with any medical eventuality. As for lung cancer, we must remember that smoking is one of its main causes. Not surprisingly, about 95% of people suffering from the disease are smokers or former smokers, a fact that many governments and institutions worldwide must manage in order to improve the health of its Read more