Women’s Health Week — Make a Difference!
Here are some easy, but impactful ways to make a difference in the lives of women you love this Women’s Health Week, May 12-18.
Did you know lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer among women, with almost 200 women dying each day from the disease? Educate yourself on the facts and raise awareness for this important cause. Here are some graphics to help you do it! Don’t forget to use #SaveHerLungs and #NWHW.
Support Critical Legislation
We know that lung cancer impacts women differently than men, but we don’t know why. This critical women’s health imperative is now a national priority through the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act, but we need your help to make sure your elected official is on board! Send a pre-written email or tweet today.
Are you or a loved one at risk?
If you are between the ages of 55-80 and have a 30 pack year history*, you may be at risk for lung cancer. Talk with your doctor about your risk and if lung cancer screening makes sense for you. Learn more!
* Pack Year History is calculated by the # of packs smoked per day multiplied by # of years smoking. For example: 1 pack per day X 20 years = 20 pack years. The high risk lung cancer screening criteria above is recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). If you do not meet the high risk criteria but are concerned you are at risk for lung cancer, talk with your doctor about whether screening is right for you.
Share Your Story
Share your lung cancer story on our “Women’s Voices” webpage and put a face to lung cancer. Not only will your story help raise awareness, but it will inspire hope and strength in other woman battling the disease.
Honor a Woman in Your Life
Show your loved one just how much she means to you with a donation to the lung cancer community in her name. Click here to make a gift!