SCREENING & EDUCATION PROGRAMS

THINK.SCREEN.KNOW.

Lung cancer is the number one cause of death from cancer in the United States.1 However, with screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), lung cancer can be found at an earlier stage, when the chances of survival are greater. LDCT screenings are critical for an early intervention because lung cancer symptoms often do not present until the cancer has advanced.2

Think.Screen.Know. is a campaign designed to increase awareness of lung cancer screening and encourage appropriate candidates to get an LDCT screening. The website offers free downloadable and customizable resources aimed to:

  • Encourage at-risk patients to think of lung cancer screening in the same way they do other routine cancer screenings, like colonoscopies and mammograms
  • Raise awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening
  • Decrease perceived barriers to lung cancer screening
  • Drive patients to schedule an LDCT screening

References:

  1. American Cancer Society. Key statistics for lung cancer. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/about/key-statistics.html. Accessed February 6, 2019.
  2. American Cancer Society. Can non-small cell lung cancer be found early? https://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-small-cell-lung-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/detection.html. Accessed February 6, 2019.