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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women; it is the number one cause of death from cancer each year in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, 235,760 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. While cigarette smoking is the most common cause of lung cancer, exposure to asbestos, radon, environmental factors and second hand smoke can also cause lung cancer. Learn how radiation therapy is used to treat lung cancer.
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Questions about Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
An October 2021 article from ASTRO President Dr. Geraldine Jacobson answers common questions about radiation therapy and how it can help people with breast cancer. The Q&A addresses side effects and treatment advances, and it also shares advice for people undergoing treatment.
SURVIVOR CIRCLE
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle to honor cancer survivors and support groups during our Annual Meeting. The application period for both the Survivor Circle Award and Survivor Circle Grant are now open.
QUESTIONS TO ASK
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Learn important questions to ask before, during and after your treatment, including questions on radiation safety.

Learn More About Practice Accreditation

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WHAT IS ACCREDITATION
Accreditation is proof that facilities are committed to high quality patient care.
WHY ACCREDITATION
Accreditation gives you confidence that the facility has met the standards of the organization that does the accrediting. These standards support good, safe care.
ACCREDITED FACILITIES
Find an APEx accredited facility near you.