To mark LCAM, here are some images and updates from members across the globe.
Throughout the month, we will update this page with messaging and initiatives from our various member organisations, to reflect their LCAM activities. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please visit the sites or social media channels of our member organisations to see what they offer.
Wrapping up what has been a hugely effective month of #lungcancer awareness-raising, our colleagues @LungCancerCanada issued this message:
Let’s Make 2024 Lung Cancer Awareness Year!
As November comes to a close and we wrap up Lung Cancer Awareness Month, let’s remember that more than 30,000 Canadians are confronted each with a harsh reality – a diagnosis of lung cancer. Let’s remember that It’s a disease that strikes, not only the body, but also the spirit of thousands of individuals, families, and communities. Let’s remember it’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate.
And let’s remember that anyone can be at risk.
This month, we came together as a community to generate support and raise awareness about lung cancer, and to address the misconceptions and stigma that continue to stand in the way.
But as we leave November, the thousands of Canadians who have been diagnosed this year will continue to need our help – information, support, treatment, and community.
That’s why we need to build on the momentum we’ve generated this month and make lung cancer awareness something we celebrate and promote twelve months a year.
At Lung Cancer Canada, we’re committed to helping patients, families and caregivers across this country. Everywhere.
But we can’t do it alone.
Join us, and let’s use every day of the year to advocate for change, to spread awareness, to extend compassion – and to bring hope for a brighter, healthier future.
Together, we can make a real difference.
From WALCE Onlus:
We close this November, World Lung Cancer Awareness Month #LCAM2023
, by sharing the report on “Financial impact of lung cancer: a European perspective”, prepared by Lung Cancer Europe
and presented yesterday to the European Parliament at
Here is the link to the document, also available in
From Lung Health Foundation in Canada, comes a message of optimism:
“Hope” isn’t a word that’s often linked to lung cancer, but we believe it’s time to change that.. Because while the world has a long way to go before we banish stigma or improve survivorship, it’s clear that change is in the air, and that the lung cancer landscape, and awareness are evolving.
Read the article here.
The Israel Lung Cancer Foundation has been, as ever, very active throughout Lung Cancer Awareness Month, running seminars, meetings and online information webinars.
In recent years, impressive progress has been made in the world of medicine with understanding the mechanisms responsible for the formation of cancerous tumors in general and in particular lung cancer.
As well as the appearance of new treatments that are designed to give a focused response to the same mechanisms.
In the “customized medicine” complex you can learn from them the genetic changes that have been identified so far in different types of lung cancer, how they are diagnosed, as well as new content about customized medicine for small cell lung cancer
And about the options for patients in early or advanced stages of illness.
Presented as a service to the public on behalf of the Israeli Association for Lung Cancer, and sponsored by Rosh Company without involvement in the contents.
Back to Canada now, and this from Breathe, the Canadian Lung Association:
This month, we’re supporting Merck Canada in asking all Canadians to help change the odds by getting the early lead on #lungcancer
. Visit the bethemvp.ca website to find out more about the campaign and why early detection matters.
Asthma + Lung UK focused on encouraging support to influence policy change:
Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month?
While not all lung cancer is linked to smoking, many cases are. Around 70% of lung cancer cases are linked to smoking cigarettes. Breathing in other people’s smoke (passive smoking) can also increase your risk of getting lung cancer.
Next year politicians will have the chance to stand up for lung health and vote to protect the next generation from the harm of smoking by voting for an age limit that increases every year. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for MPs to make smoking history. We know many MPs don’t yet know which way they’ll vote on this issue – your voice is crucial in helping them decide.
Ask your MPs to vote for new laws that will increase the legal age of smoking by one year, every year. You can take action today and protect future generations from harm. Use our simple tool to tell them to back new laws to raise the smoking age a year, every year: https://bit.ly/47vw8BL
Lung Cancer Nursing UK shared some powerful personal advocacy:
hear from Lavinia, Nurse Consultant in Thoracic Oncology who represents LCNUK at @LungCancerEu.
Lavinia highlights the importance of patient advocacy, education and capacity building. Hear more and learn about LCNUK https://ow.ly/Fl2650Q9UWQ #LCAM
Our member in Sweden, Lungcancerföreningen, kept the messaging on point:
In Egypt, our member organisation is CanSurvive. Their messaging centred on signs and symptoms of lung cancer:
For her short working visit to Bulgaria, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakidou held a meeting with representatives of patient organisations. The meeting, organised by the Association of Cancer Patients (APOZ), was attended by Chairman Evgenia Alexandrova. The two women are colleagues of long standing, within the framework of their work for the European Coalition of Cancer Patients (ECPC).
The meeting escalated into a cordial and frank conversation about the lives of patients in our country (Bulgaria), their needs, to what extent they are satisfied with the health system and current health policies.
Many nations have yet to introduce programmes for screening for lung cancer. Our member organisation in Argentina, Fundacion Pacientes de Cancer de Pulmon, is seeking to address this issue in that country.
Ignacio Zervino, coordinator of the Foundation, participated in the program @tnconbienestar
Thank you Guillermo Lobo and his team for helping us spread the lung cancer screening
From Peru – Esperantra:
November 17 marks International Lung Cancer Day, a disease that can become deadly, affecting both men and women worldwide. Hence the importance of prevention by avoiding potential risk factors such as tobacco, alcohol and other harmful substances to health.
Remember to get a preventive checkup, especially if symptoms or risk factors exist.
From Lung Foundation Australia, where each year they run a special fundraising campaign, ‘Shine A Light On Lung Cancer’ – please note: the figures in the image below are now out of date – the Foundation has revised its target in response to the outstanding generosity of the Australian public.
From our colleagues in Greece, FairLife Lung Cancer Care:
FairLife LCC will host its third annual conference, “Lung Cancer in the Spotlight -Everyday practice to Pptimal Treatment” on Wednesday, November 29, running from 11.00 – 19.00 p.m. at the Atraktos venue. This will form a key part of FairLife’s activities for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
Registration Page https://fairlifelcc.com/en/lung-cancer-in-the-spotlight/registration/
From the Irish Cancer Society:
In Mexico, this from our colleagues at Respirando Con Valor:
In the UK:
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is running a campaign called ‘Be Unforgettable’ throughout the month to combat the misconceptions that are too often associated with #lungcancer. These misunderstandings can prevent people seeking medical help at the earliest opportunity. Delays in diagnosis can, in turn, lead to poorer outcomes for people who have lung cancer.