November is Lung Cancer Prevention Month; Join the Great American Smokeout ...

November is Lung Cancer Prevention Month. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. It is estimated 127,070 patients will die of the disease this year in the United States.

Smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer. Join the American Cancer Society’s Great America Smokeout this Thursday, November 16. The American Cancer Society has steps a smoker can take to help find quit smoking programs, resources and support that can increase the chances of quitting successfully. To learn about available tools from the National Cancer Society, call 800-227-2345.

Respiratory Therapist Connor Meyer (pictured above) at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon can also help. She has smoking cessation materials available for sharing with the public to help them get started in their journey to quit smoking. She can also provide respiratory therapy services locally to help improve lung health for those who need such care. Submitted photo.