Health Days 2020
Lung Cancer Awareness Month

​​​Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and is observed during the entire month of November every year. Some risk factors may increase the possibility of developing lung cancer such as smoking or exposure to secondhand smoking.

Facts:
  • Lung cancer causes 1.76 million deaths worldwide.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths.
  • Lung cancer ranks first worldwide with an incident rate of 11.6% compared to other types of cancer, and is the leading cause of death, 18.4% of the total cancer deaths.
  • It ranks 8th in the Kingdom compared to other types of cancer.
  • Cigarette smoking is linked to about 90% of lung cancer deaths.
  • Most patients do not show symptoms of lung cancer until they have reached advanced stages.
Objectives:
  • Raising awareness about the risk factors that increase the possibility of developing lung cancer.
  • Raising public awareness of lung cancer.
  • Raising awareness about the importance of early detection of lung cancer.
  • Supporting scientific researches on lung cancer.
Official Date:
Globally: November 1st-30th, 2020.
Locally: Rabi' al-awwal 15th- Rabi' al-Thani 15th, 1442H.

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