LUNG FORCE is a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health. A strong, healthy breath is critical to ensure women can speak out and raise their voices. LUNG FORCE combines the power of celebrities and influencers with the strength of families, friends and communities to stand together with the collective voice and determination needed to make lung cancer history.
We are facing a crisis in women’s health. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the United States – and it has been since 1987. On average, less than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will be a live one year after diagnosis and only 1% of 1,000 women surveyed were aware of this.
While anyone can get lung cancer, due to a lack of patient awareness, a lack of understanding among primary care physicians and an often debilitating social stigma, lung cancer in women is underdiagnosed and frequently untreated.