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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Rex Cancer Center Cares

Did you know...

  • Lung cancer is the second most common cancer found in men and women (not counting skin cancer).
  • About 224,210 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed this year.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women.
  • Smoking is the leading risk factor for developing lung cancer.
  • There are more than 380,000 lung cancer survivors in the United States today.
         *Statistics are according to the American Cancer Society.

Protect yourself

Learn Your Risk

Rex offers a free online screening tool called LungAware. The LungAware online lung disease screening takes just seven minutes and provides information about your personal risk for lung disease. Answer a few simple questions, and LungAware will provide you with a report of your risk factors and recommendations for improving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Lung Cancer Screening

Rex offers a lung cancer screening program to aid in the early detection of lung cancer. This helps doctors treat the disease in its early stages. Often times, lung cancer is detected in its later stages, making it difficult to treat after it has compromised other parts of the body. Talk to your doctor to see if you're a good candidate for the screening.

Lung Cancer Care at Rex

Rex has specialized physicians and thoracic cancer experts who work together as a team to come up with multidisciplinary approach to treatment.

Learn more about our specialists:

Lung Cancer Awareness Events


Rex Healthcare is sponsoring the following events during November:

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Raleigh LUNGe Forward 5K 

8 a.m
North Hills
4028 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC

Rex is a proud sponsor of the Lung Cancer Initiative's 5K. Hundreds of walkers and runners will unite to create public awareness about lung cancer and raise vital funding for research. Learn more about the event and get involved! 

Learn more.

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Ask the Expert: Lung Cancer Prevention and Treatment 

10:30 a.m - 1 p.m.
Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Drive
Raleigh, NC

Am I at risk for lung cancer? How is it treated? Get all of your questions answered during this "Ask the Expert" session. Dr. Richard Gillespie of Rex Thoracic Surgical Specialists will lead a discussion about lung cancer prevention, treatment and recent research. This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more or to register, fill out the online registration form.

Stories of Survivors

Hear from one of our lung cancer survivors and learn more about Rex's Thoracic Cancer Multidisciplinary Program in the WRAL news coverage below.