InFocus: Lung disease awareness

While smoking is considered one of the most common contributing factors to lung diseases, people can develop lung ailments without smoking.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – November is LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the world, killing more people than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined.

While smoking is considered one of the most common contributing factors to lung diseases, people can develop lung ailments without smoking.This week on 22News InFocus we will be learning about the threat of lung cancer, and other pulmonary diseases that impact millions of Americans every day.We’ll be discussing prevention, diagnosis and treatment options as well as support services available for patients, their families and caregivers.

You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon, LIVE on-the-air or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at WWLP.com

Below are links to resources for lung cancer and other pulmonary diseases.

BAYSTATE REGIONAL CANCER PROGRAM

BAYSTATE PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE

AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION