Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US
of lung cancer cases are diagnosed at stage III/IV
of people in the US who died of lung cancer in 2018 never smoked
of lung cancer deaths in the US are due to smoking and second hand smoke
We worked with the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus to draft H.R.1192 in support of lung cancer awareness month and the early detection of lung cancer. This resolution was introduced last month by Congressmen Brendan Boyle and John Rutherford! See the House Resolution here!
We worked with Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN) to draft "Katherine’s Lung Cancer Early Detection and Survival Act of 2021". This bicameral legislation is to expand coverage for lung cancer screenings to help detect cancer in more patients earlier and to save more lives.
We worked with Senators Tina Smith and Marco Rubio to draft S.Res.780, “Expressing Support for Lung Cancer Awareness Month and for the early detection of lung cancer." It was passed by unanimous consent, marking the first time the Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the importance of lung cancer screening. See the Senate Resolution here!
New 2021 Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
Lung Cancer Screening is recommended for individuals who meet the following criteria:
1. Age 50 to 80
2. Have a 20 pack-year smoking history
3. Currently smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years