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FIGHTING LUNG CANCER

We are volunteers dedicated to saving lives through screening and early detection

The Lung Cancer Research Council was founded in 2013 by lung cancer patients who wanted to find a way to positively impact lung cancer survivorship. We are a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to promoting lung cancer screening and early detection in order to save lives. Every dollar donated goes to funding our mission.

Our mission is to increase survival rates through early detection, and working with community partners and the public to encourage regular screenings for those at risk of developing lung cancer.

This includes drawing attention to the lack of funding for lung cancer research compared to other types of cancers, sharing existing research and information about lung cancer, and raising funds for more research.

Specifically, we hope to become the authority on lung cancer screening research and developing new technologies for screening.

Run entirely by volunteers, we hold the annual SW Florida Lung Cancer 5k Run/Walk in Port Charlotte, Florida each November, and the Celebrate Life Social to cancer survivors. These events raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection and funds for research, special programs and community education and outreach efforts.

Our Programs

WHO GETS LUNG CANCER? ONE IN 15.

One in 15 current or former smokers will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the next hour. However, this statistic only tells you part of the story. People who get lung cancer are parents, grandparents, teachers, nurses, veterans, caregivers and role models… important people from all walks of life. Their family and friends will suffer as well, whether or not they encouraged their loved one to stop smoking. As a community, lung cancer impacts us all.

Are you one of the 15% of adults who still smoke?

Did you quit smoking less than 15 years ago?

Get screened, and you could be one of the 15% who will survive a lung cancer diagnosis!

GET SCREENED

THE BATTLE AGAINST LUNG CANCER STARTS HERE

Prevention. Early Detection. Research.

WHY GIVE TO THE LUNG CANCER RESEARCH COUNCIL?

More people die of lung cancer than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined, yet lung cancer receives the least amount of funding, only an estimated $1,479 in research dollars per death. Only you can change that. Join us for a fundraiser, or give what you can now, to help fight this deadly disease!

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How Much Money is Spent on Lung Cancer Research? Not Enough.

This chart compares research dollars per death for the most common cancers:*

$9,432

PROSTATE

$26,398

BREAST

$6,849

COLON

$1,479

LUNG

*Graph Source: National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, End Results (SEER), U.S. Cancer Mortality, 1975-2013, published April 15, 2016.

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GET THE FACTS ABOUT LUNG CANCER

Find credible information about lung cancer, collected for physicians, patients and caregivers. We’re always adding new articles, research and treatment information, so keep coming back for more!

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