This November, join the Council in recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer accounts for 27 percent of all cancer deaths, making it the most acute form of the disease. Regular screenings are encouraged for those who are higher risk, aged 55-80 and current or former smokers. People experiencing homelessness are less likely to receive these important screenings due to a lack of health insurance and limited or no access to stable sources of health care.
Learn more about this disease and ways to increase awareness at the Lung Cancer Alliance, and visit our Clinical Practices pages for important resources on the connections between homelessness and health, as well as information on various health conditions as they affect people without homes.