Women Harbor Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

Share this content:
  • Advanced Stage NSCLC
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose FDG-PET Scan
  • Bronchopulmonary SCLC
  • PET/CT Fusion Imaging
  • 3D CT Scan Model
  • MRI Scan Showing SCLC
  • Lung Tumor Invading an Alveolus
  • Masses in Both Lungs
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
SLIDESHOW:

Lung Cancer

Women Harbor Misperceptions About Lung Cancer
Women Harbor Misperceptions About Lung Cancer

(HealthDay News) -- Women have misperceptions about the incidence and risks of lung cancer, according to a report from the American Lung Association's (ALA) inaugural Women's Lung Health Barometer.

The ALA surveyed more than 1,000 American women, aged 18 years and older, regarding their awareness, knowledge, and perceptions about lung cancer.

According to the report, only 1% of women cited lung cancer as a cancer that affects women. More than half of women believe that breast cancer kills more women than lung cancer, although deaths associated with lung cancer surpassed those of breast cancer more than 25 years ago. 

RELATED: Lung Cancer Resource Center

Although 58% of women claimed to be knowledgeable about lung cancer, many were lacking basic knowledge relating to lung cancer, including low 1-year survival rates and the low percentage with early diagnosis. 

About half of women (49%), including 68% of never smokers, reported being unconcerned about lung cancer because of their smoking status. However, 10% of lung cancer cases are among never smokers, and women with lung cancer are twice as likely as men to be never smokers.

"The Barometer shows that women are willing to commit to this fight alongside us and make lung cancer a cause that people care about. When women learn the truth about lung cancer -- especially the shocking mortality facts -- they are more likely to take action to address lung cancer," according to the ALA news release.

For more information, click here.

Related Resources

You must be a registered member of Cancer Therapy Advisor to post a comment.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters



Regimen and Drug Listings

GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION

Bone Cancer Regimens Drugs
Brain Cancer Regimens Drugs
Breast Cancer Regimens Drugs
Endocrine Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gastrointestinal Cancer Regimens Drugs
Gynecologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Head and Neck Cancer Regimens Drugs
Hematologic Cancer Regimens Drugs
Lung Cancer Regimens Drugs
Other Cancers Regimens
Prostate Cancer Regimens Drugs
Rare Cancers Regimens
Renal Cell Carcinoma Regimens Drugs
Skin Cancer Regimens Drugs
Urologic Cancers Regimens Drugs