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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.

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Maine Ranksof All US States

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19.2% of lung cancer cases in Maine are caught early as compared to 55.3% nationally.

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70% of patients who received annual LDCT screenings were diagnosed in the early stages.

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Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults yearly.

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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.

Tobacco Treatment

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.

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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

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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.*

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