ALCSI: Raising lung cancer screening awareness in the US

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Published: 17 Jun 2021
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Priyanka Senthil - American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative

In this video, the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative present a lung cancer awareness webinar.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States and the world, and in 2021, it is estimated that 131,880 Americans will die from lung cancer.

Early detection through lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography (CT) significantly reduces lung cancer mortality by up to 33%. However, only 5.7% of high-risk individuals are currently getting screened.

In order to increase the lung cancer screening rate and save lives, ALCSI is partnering with communities to raise awareness and educate community members, including young students, about lung cancer and lung cancer screening.