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Lung Health Barometer

The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative conducted its 4th annual Lung Health Barometer survey of more than 1,000 women and men, and findings revealed that awareness of lung cancer and the lifesaving potential of lung cancer screening is critically low. Greater awareness of lung cancer screening for those considered at high risk is key to saving lives. In fact, if only half of the estimated 9 million people at high risk were to get screened, 15,000 lives could be saved.

Survey findings from the Lung Health Barometer revealed that:

  • Only 15 percent are aware that screening for lung cancer is recommended and covered by Medicare and most healthcare plans at no cost
  • The top reason those at high risk for lung cancer give for not getting screened is that their doctor never recommended it
  • Only 3 percent of women cite lung cancer as a top-of-mind health concern


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