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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women; it is the number one cause of death from cancer each year in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, 234,030 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. While cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, exposure to asbestos, radon, environmental factors and second hand smoke can also cause lung cancer. Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat lung cancer.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Once a diagnosis of cancer has been made, you will probably talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists, such as a surgeon, a medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist. You will want to ask these doctors about all your treatment options.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR DOCTOR
Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR RADIATION THERAPY FOR LUNG CANCER

lung cancer brochure
Download the Radiation Therapy for Lung Cancer brochure
video on radiation therapy for lung cancer
Watch the video on radiation therapy for lung cancer
side effects chart for lung cancer
Download the side effects chart
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