In 2020, many Americans delayed seeing their doctors due to the pandemic. As a result, important tests, like lung cancer screenings, declined by more than 50% from the previous year.¹ Those who delayed screenings and are diagnosed with lung cancer at a late stage could potentially have a lower five-year survival rate.²
It’s important to recognize the signs of lung cancer and visit their doctors to discuss their symptoms. An unexplained, persistent cough lasting more than three weeks is an example of a symptom of lung cancer that people should be aware of.³ With lung cancer being the deadliest cancer for both men and women,4 reinforcing the importance of regular doctor checkups and screenings can help increase the chance of survival.
Please utilize and share the resources linked below with your employees to help them identify the signs of lung cancer and understand the importance of regular screenings and early detection.