Also known as lung carcinoma, it is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. It is a malignant lung tumor characterized by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can continue spreading beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissues or other organs of the body.
According to the American Lung Association, smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and it causes nearly 90 percent of all lung cancer cases. However, smokers are not the only ones at risk. Studies have shown that even non-smokers are put at risk of getting lung cancer (or other serious illnesses) when exposed to secondhand smoke.
The second-leading cause of this type of cancer is exposure to Radon, which is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that exists naturally in soil.
Reduce Your Risk:
Arizona Oncology Foundation is a program-based organization whose primary mission is to help people through cancer treatment and survivorship. We provide free services that increase the quality of life while people and their loved ones fight cancer. Specifically, we provide the non-medical supportive services that most insurance companies either don’t cover at all or not to the extent that is actually needed. We have 25 integrative and supportive services that help patients, their family members and caregivers.
If you wish to help us in our mission, please donate to this worthy cause. All accepted clothing (click HERE for an extensive list) and monetary donations are specifically used to help cancer patients, their families and caretakers by means of offering them non-medical, healthcare supportive services, financial aid services and cancer support groups, which help people through cancer treatment and survivorship as we strive to increase the quality of life of all those affected by cancer.