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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise critical awareness about lung cancer in hopes of turning the tide against the disease. While the number of new lung cancer cases continues to decrease nationally, due to people quitting smoking and advances in early detection and treatment, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

If diagnosed at an early stage, the national five-year survival rate for lung cancer cases is 60%, but only 24% of cases are diagnosed at an early stage.

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