Improving Health Outcomes For All
Lung Cancer in Maine
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, leading to more than 150,000 deaths per year.
Maine Ranksof All US States
19.2% of lung cancer cases in Maine are caught early as compared to 55.3% nationally.
70% of patients who received annual LDCT screenings were diagnosed in the early stages.
Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults yearly.
Radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
Preventing Lung Cancer in Maine
Together, we can help reduce the occurrence of lung cancer in Maine – and prevent many of the deaths associated with this highly preventable disease.
80% to 90% of lung cancer deaths in the US are caused by smoking. From prevention through treatment, eliminating tobacco and its inherent risks from a patient’s life requires a unique partnership between the patient and their healthcare provider.READ MORE
Radon Treatment & Testing
Prolonged radon exposure is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.*
Helping protect your patients from radon exposure comes down to two simple words: Detect and Protect.
*Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention
What to Know About Early Detection
In Maine, only 19.2 percent of lung cancer cases are caught early (compared to 55.3 percent nationally) when survival is much higher. With a focus on early detection through low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening, you can make sure your patients and clients have a better chance at living a long, healthy, cancer-free life.*