Help Us Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths with More Widespread Screening
The National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT) is a trusted coalition of more than 100 public, private, medical and patient advocacy organizations working to increase lung cancer awareness, prevention, early detection and education.
Lung cancer will kill nearly 132,000 people in the United States in 2021 — more than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. Up to 65 percent of those who get the disease have never smoked or have quit smoking.
Please help us save lives by airing our PSAs to help listeners know that new federal guidelines have nearly doubled the number of Americans eligible for lung cancer screening:
– Federal law requires insurers and Medicare to cover these annual CT scans for eligible beneficiaries.
– Lung cancer screening is proven to greatly reduce lung cancer deaths.
– Wider use of these tests can save up to 60,000 lives in the United States each year.
The NLCRT website offers resources to help visitors:
– Determine their lung cancer risk;
– Quit smoking (if they are smokers); and
– Find a lung screening center nearest them.
The American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and United States Preventative Services Task Force recommend these tests. Private insurance and Medicare cover these exams — with no copay — for those who meet age and smoking-history requirements.
The more of your listeners who know about these resources, the more lives we can save together.
For more information, visit the resource center on www.NLCRT.org.