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Lung cancer: Ending stigma and improving treatment

UCLA Health Connect blog

Post Date:November 02, 2021 9:00 AM
More than 1,000 white ribbons have been distributed across the U.S. and Canada to raise lung cancer awareness. (Photo by Joshua Sudock/UCLA Health)

Drew Moghanaki, MD, MPH, is on a mission to dismantle three major stereotypes about lung cancer: that it’s a smoker’s disease, that it isn’t curable and that surgery offers the only chance for survival.

He describes lung cancer as “America’s silent epidemic” — a malignancy that kills more people than the next three cancers combined. About 230,000 people are diagnosed every year.

Click here to read more about Dr. Moghanaki's work at the UCLA Health Connect blog.

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