This November, join the Council in recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2017 there were 222,500 new cases of lung cancer and 156,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. Early stage detection of lung cancer is when the disease is most treatable, and regular screenings are encouraged. 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.