Gov. Kemp declares November lung cancer screening month

The Georgia Lung Cancer Screening Roundtable (GLCSR) reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a proclamation that declares November ‘Lung Cancer Screening Month’ in Georgia.

Gov. Kemp says that “lung cancer represents 29 percent of all cancer deaths in Georgia, claiming the lives of nearly 5,000 Georgians each year” – and he points out that “low-dose computed tomography has been proven to reduce lung cancer mortality in those at risk by at least 20 percent.”

Gov. Kemp stresses that “increased awareness of the access to prevention and early detection (of lung cancer) can save lives.”

Contact Phanesha Jones, MPH, at for information on GLCSR.

Gov. Kemp’s proclamation

MAG ‘Top Docs’ show on lung cancer care/screening (featuring GLCSR Chair William Mayfield, M.D.)

Click for National Lung Cancer Roundtable website

Click for ‘Lung Cancer’ page on ACS website

Click for details on ALA ‘Saved by the Scan’ initiative

Click for details on Lung Cancer Alliance

People who have been diagnosed with lung cancer or know someone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer can contact the American Cancer Society Information Center 24/7/365 at 800.227.2345 for “information, day-to-day help and emotional support.”