Working Together to Reduce Lung Cancer in Missouri
Did You Know?
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, claiming more lives each year than the next three most common cancers combined.
Lung Cancer in Missouri
Missouri ranks #7 in the U.S. in new lung cancer cases with over 5,600 new cases diagnosed per year.
Nearly 14 million Americans are considered higher-risk for lung
cancer and are recommended to receive annual screening with
Exposure to radon is estimated to be the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
Early detection, by low-dose CT screening, can decrease lung cancer mortality by up to 20% among high-risk populations.
American Cancer Society - Cancer Action Network
American Lung Association
Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
Heartland Chapter of American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists
Hope Light Project
Lung Cancer Connection
Mercy Hospital - Joplin
Mercy Hospital - Springfield
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology and Vital Statistics
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Comprehensive Tobacco Control
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Office of Epidemiology
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - Genetics and Healthy Childhood
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services - WIC & Nutrition Services
Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church
Saint Luke's Frank and Evangeline Thompson Thoracic Center
St. Louis Radon
Washington University - Divison of Public Health Sciences
Washington University - Prevention Research Center