This page contains all components of the 2020 Lung Cancer Awareness Month toolkit. All items are approved to downloaded and distributed to your partners and/or media outlets in your region.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is Wyoming’s leading cause of cancer-related death. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer with 85% of lung cancers being attributed to smoking. Early detection with CT screening has been found to lower the risk of death in certain high-risk persons based on their age, general health, and smoking history. Talk to your doctor about your risk for lung cancer. To learn more about resources to quit smoking, call 1.800.QUIT.NOW.
Did you know that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers? And that some parts of <<county>> have elevated radon levels? Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can build up to a dangerous level in your home. The Wyoming Cancer Resource Program is reminding you to check the radon levels in your home. It’s a simple test and will show you if your home has elevated radon levels. Test kits are available at no cost! To get your free radon test kit, visit health.wyo.gov/radon or call 1.307.777.6015. Wyoming Cancer Resource Services is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health.
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Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of illness and death in the U.S. Get the facts as we kick off #LungCancer Awareness Month: https://bit.ly/2hmOIbw
November is #LungCancer Awareness Month. Did you know that there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of lung cancer? To reduce your risk, don’t smoke or quit smoking, avoid secondhand smoke, and get your home tested for radon: https://bit.ly/2xU52og
Lung cancer kills 433 Americans every day. That’s the same number of seats on a 747 jet. Learn more at Lung Cancer Foundation of America https://lcfamerica.org/get-involved/november-lung-cancer-awareness-month/#1571339669550-37b776df-7176
Smoking can cause #LungCancer. Cigarettes are dangerous because they contain nicotine, an addictive chemical. Find out if you are addicted to nicotine by taking this quick quiz and find resources to help you overcome your addiction: https://1.usa.gov/22Nlorl
Start with this helpful guide from the National Cancer Institute: https://bit.ly/2a01T9K then talk with your provider about whether a lung cancer screening is right for you.
CDC says smoking even a few cigarettes a day can lead to serious health problems. Quitting smoking completely improves your health dramatically. More here: https://bit.ly/2aexfx4
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. in people who smoke and is the leading cause of #LungCancer in non-smokers. Get your free home radon test at health.wyo.gov/radon.
Check out this video from the Environmental Protection Agency to learn more about radon and the dangers of radon exposure. For more information about radon in Wyoming or to order a free test kit, call 307.777.6015 or visit health.wyo.gov/radon.
CDC: Tips from Former Smokers: https://youtu.be/d6iS44aHy4s
Radon Awareness: Pacific Northwest and Alaska: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VVAeO–I8c&feature=youtu.be