Lung cancer will kill more than 135,000 people this year. Do you know your patients’ risk?

Anyone can get lung cancer.

Lung cancer kills more than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Almost 20% of lung cancers occur in those with no history of tobacco usage.

Healthcare providers are on the front line. 

Healthcare providers can help save 20-30% more lives by referring high-risk patients for regular screening.

High-risk patients need yearly screening.

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends yearly screening for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 80.

Resources To Help Healthcare Providers Save Lives:

  1. American Cancer Society: Can Lung Cancer Be Found Early? External Content
  2. American Cancer Society: Prevention & Early Detection Facts & Figure 2019-2020  External Content
  3. American Cancer Society: Facts & Figures 2020  External Content
  4. ALK Positive: “Oncologists” brochure  External Content
  5. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Guidelines for Patients – Early and Locally Advanced Lung Cancer External Content
  6. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Quick Guide for Early and Locally Advanced Lung Cancer (Patients) External Content
  7. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Guidelines for Patients – Metastatic Lung Cancer External Content
  8. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Quick Guide for Metastatic Lung Cancer (Patients) External Content
  9. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Patient Webinar – Know What Your Doctors Know: Updates in Lung Cancer External Content
  10. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation: You and Lung Cancer: An Animated Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer External Content
  11. Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina: Lung Cancer Screening Risk Assessment Tool External Content
  12. Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina: Lung Cancer Fact Sheet External Content
  13. A Breath of Hope: What is Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)? (English)  External Content
  14. A Breath of Hope: Que es el Cancer de Pulmon de Celulas No Pequenas? (Spanish) External Content
  15. American Lung Association: State of Lung Cancer External Content
  1. American Cancer Society: Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines External Content
  2. American College of Radiology-Society of Thoracic Radiology: ACR-STR Practice Parameter for the Performance and Reporting of Lung Cancer Screening Thoracic Computed Tomography (CT)   External Content
  3. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement: Screening for Lung Cancer External Content
  4. CHEST: Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines External Content
  5. American Lung Association: Saved by the Scan  External Content
  6. National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines for Patients External Content
  7. GO2 Foundation For Lung Cancer: About Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  8. GO2 Foundation For Lung Cancer: Screening Saves Lives Video External Content
  9. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM): Protocols for Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  10. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation – Insufficient Evidence External Content
  11. A Breath of Hope: How is Lung Cancer Diagnosed? (English) External Content
  12. A Breath of Hope: Como se Diagnostica el Cancer de Pulmon? (Spanish) External Content
  13. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Before Diagnosis: Lung Cancer Screening Part 1: Evidence and Guidelines External Content
  14. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Before Diagnosis: Lung Cancer Screening Part 2: Nodule Management External Content
  15. American Lung Association: You Stopped Smoking. Now Start Screening. External Content
  16. Georgia Lung Cancer Roundtable: Support of Quality LDCT Lung Cancer Screening in Georgia and the Elimination of Payor Steerage External Content
  17. Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer: Understanding Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  18. LuCa National Training Network: Codes for Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  19. LuCa National Training Network: Get Screened for Lung Cancer? External Content
  20. CHEST: Screening for Lung Cancer – The Benefits and Harms of Screening (e-Learning) External Content
  21. CHEST: Highlights of CHEST’s 2018 Updated Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines External Content
  22. CHEST: Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration External Content
  23. CHEST: Management of Lung Nodules and Lung Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic: CHEST Expert Panel Report External Content
  1. American College of Radiology: Shared Decision Making Sample Memo to Providers External Content
  2. American Thoracic Society: Decision Aid for Lung Cancer Screening   External Content
  3. ShouldIScreen.Com Lung Cancer Decision Aid External Content
  4. GO2 Foundation: Questions for Your Healthcare Team External Content
  5. American Lung Association: Lung Cancer Treatment Tool External Content
  1. American College of Radiology: So You’re Coming in for Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  2. GO2 Foundation For Lung Cancer: Understanding Lung Cancer Screening  External Content
  3. National Comprehensive Cancer Foundation: Guidelines for Patients – Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  4. National Comprehensive Cancer Foundation: Quick Guide for Lung Cancer Screening (Patients) External Content
  5. Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina: Lung Cancer Patient Journal External Content
  6. A Breath of Hope: What is Staging for Lung Cancer? (English) External Content
  7. A Breath of Hope: Que es la Estadificacion del cancer de pulmon? (Spanish) External Content
  8. Vanderbilt University: Women’s Lung Screening Brochure External Content
  1. American Cancer Society: Support for People Dealing with Lung Cancer External Content
  2. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Welcome Guide External Content
  3. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Lung Cancer Patient Support ECHO Clinic: Helping You Provide the Best Care for Your Patients External Content
  4. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Treatment Planning: Overcoming Lack of Concordance with Staging and Management Guidelines External Content
  5. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Disparities in Receipt of Curative-Intent Surgery for Early Stage NSCLC External Content
  6. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Variability in Access to and use of Mutational Testing for Expression of Immune Markers and Targeted Therapy External Content
  7. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Innovations in Lung Cancer Treatment External Content
  8. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Multidisciplinary Teams and Care Coordination in Lung Cancer Patient Care External Content
  9. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Stigma and Psychosocial Issues External Content
  10. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Managing Comorbidities and Long-term Symptoms External Content
  11. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Preparing for Post-Treatment Survivorship External Content
  12. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Supporting Patients with Advanced Disease: End of Life and Hospice External Content
  13. American Lung Association: Find an Online Support Community That’s Right for You External Content
  14. American Lung Assocation: What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Tumor Testing External Content
  15. A Breath of Hope: How is Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Treated? (English) External Content
  16. A Breath of Hope: Como Se Trata el Cancer de Pulmon de Celulas No Pequenas? (Spanish) External Content
  17. Lungevity: Navigating Lung Cancer: What’s Next? External Content
  18. Caring Ambassadors: Lung Cancer Choices 4th Edition External Content
  19. CHEST: Navigating Lung CancerExternal Content
  20. CHEST: Lung Cancer (in Spanish)  External Content
  1. American College of Radiology: Lung Cancer Screening Education CME Module External Content
  2. American College of Radiology: Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Webinar Series External Content
  3. American Thoracic Society & American Lung Association: Implementation Guide for Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  4. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine: Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening Proceedings External Content
  5. ACRIN: National Lung Screening Trial Protocol (6654) External Content
  6. American College of Radiology: Imaging 3.0 In Practice: Lung Cancer Screening External Content
  7. American College of Radiology: Elkhart General Hospital: Opening Up to Patients External Content
  8. American College of Radiology: Lung Cancer Screening Economics & Billing Quick Reference Guide External Content
  9. Association of Community Cancer Centers: Optimal Care Coordination – Project Resources  External Content
  10. Association of Community Cancer Centers: Landscape of Pathology – Assess Your Program External Content
  1. American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking  External Content
  2. American Lung Association: How to Quit Smoking  External Content
  3. American Cancer Society: The Tobacco Atlas  External Content
  4. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): Tobacco Prevention and Cessation tools External Content
  5. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): Tobacco: Preventing and Treating Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Use (Position Paper) External Content
  6. American Cancer Society Project ECHO: Tobacco Cessation: Supporting Patients Across the Cancer Continuum External Content
  7. American Lung Association: Freedom from Smoking External Content
  8. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer:Tobacco Cessation After Cancer Diagnosis External Content
  1. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer: Clinical Trails Flyer External Content
  2. Lungevity: Clinical Trials External Content
  3. National Cancer Institute/NIH: Treatment Clinical Trials for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer External Content
  4. Lung Cancer Research Foundation: Currently Recruiting Clinical Trials in the United States External Content
  5. CenterWatch: Lung Cancer Clinical Trials External Content
  1. ACR Bulletin: Lung cancer screening advocates are urging providers to share the message with their patients — low-dose CT saves lives. External Content
  2. American Health and Drug Benefits: Offering Lung Cancer Screening to High-Risk Medicare Beneficiaries Saves Lives and Is Cost-Effective: An Actuarial Analysis  External Content
  3. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians: Cancer Screening in the United States, 2019: A Review of Current American Cancer Society Guidelines and Current Issues in Cancer Screening  External Content
  4. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians: A Blueprint for Cancer Screening and Early Detection: Advancing Screening’s Contribution to Cancer Control External Content
  5. Cancer Care: The Role of Lung Cancer Advocacy Organizations in Biomarker Testing White Paper External Content
  6. JACR: Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose CT in the United States  External Content
  7. JACR: Timeliness of Recommended Follow-Up After an Abnormal Finding on Diagnostic Chest CT in Smokers at High Risk of Developing Lung Cancer  External Content
  8. JTO: Updates Regarding Biomarker Testing for Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer: Considerations from the National Lung Cancer Roundtable External Content
  9. Cancer: Comparative analysis of 5 lung cancer natural history and screening models that reproduce outcomes of the NLST and PLCO trials  External Content
  10. NEJM: NLST primary results: Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality With Low-Dose CT Screening  External Content
  11. NEJM: Survival of Patients With Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening  External Content
  12. NEJM: Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose CT — Translating Science into Medicare Coverage Policy  External Content
  13. Primary Care: Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose Computed Tomography for Primary Care Providers  External Content
  14. Radiology: NLST Overview and Study Design  External Content
  15. Radiology: CT Screening for Lung Cancer: Nonsolid Nodules in Baseline and Annual Repeat Rounds 
  16. Radiology: Ordinal Scoring of Coronary Artery Calcifications on Low-Dose CT Scans of the Chest Is Predictive of Death From Cardiovascular Disease External Content
  17. Journal of Oncology Practice: Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Screening Implementation in the Community Setting in the United States  External Content
  18. Association of Community Cancer Centers: Understanding and Improving Lung Cancer Treatment in Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Community Setting External Content
  19. Association of Community Cancer Centers: Optimal Care Coordination Model for Lung Cancer Patients on Medicaid External Content
  20. CHEST Journal: Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report External Content
  21. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: Lung Cancer Screening Clinical Practice Guidelines Version 3.2018 External Content
  22. American Cancer Society: Lung Cancer Research Highlights – The ACS’ Investment External Content
  23. US Department of Health and Human Services: Surgeon General’s Report Smoking Cessation External Content
  1. LuCa National Training Network: Lung Cancer and the Primary Care Provider (online, free and with education credits) External Content
  1. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control:Increasing Lung Cancer Screening Uptake in Eligible Adults: Do We Know What Works Webinar Replay External Content
  2. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Increasing Lung Cancer Screening Uptake in Eligible Adults: Do We Know What Works? PowerpointExternal Content
  3. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Lung Cancer Screening: The Who What When Where Why Webinar ReplayExternal Content
  4. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Lung Cancer Screening: The Who What When Where Why PowerpointExternal Content
  5. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Stigma in Cancer Survivors with a Smoking History External Content
  6. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Understanding Tobacco Cessation Among Cancer SurvivorsExternal Content
  7. American Cancer Society Comprehensive Cancer Control: Tobacco Cessation in Cancer Survivors External Content
  1. American College of Radiology: Clinical Resources for Radiologists External Content
  2. American College of Radiology:  New ACR Guidance Can Help Radiology Facilities Resume Non-Urgent Care  External Content
  3. Society of Interventional Radiology:  COVID-19 Toolkit External Content
  4. ASTRO: COVID-19 Resources External Content
  5. American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP): Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19)External Content
  6. American College of Surgeons (ACS): About the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  External Content
  7. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA): Coronavirus COVID-19  External Content
  8. Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO): ASCO Coronavirus Resources   External Content
  9. The Joint Commission: Coronavirus (COVID-19) External Content
  10. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery: COVID-19 Guidance for Triage of Operations for Thoracic Malignancies  External Content
  11. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons: COVID-19 Resources  External Content
  12. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Physiologic Assessment for Lung Cancer Surgery   External Content
  13. National Comprehensive Cancer Network(NCCN): COVID-19 Resources  External Content
  14. National Comprehensive Cancer Network(NCCN): Short-Term Recommendations for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic  External Content
  15. JNCCN: Managing Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Agility and Toward a Common Goal  External Content
  16. JNCCN: Safety at the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Keep our Oncology Patients and Healthcare Workers Safe  External Content 
  17. IASLC: IASLC’s Guide to COVID-19 and Lung Cancer
  18. World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  19. Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center
  20. POLITICO: Interactive map of US COVID-19 cases by state
  21. FORBES: The One-Two Punch: Cancer And COVID-19 (an important perspective for cancer patients)
  22. You can find information specific to your state or city or town on your health department’s website.
    -Directory of state department of health websites
    -Directory of local health department websites
  23. American Medical Association resources for healthcare providers.
  1. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network : Improving Access to Biomarker Testing External Content