World Lung Cancer Day
Held every August first, World Lung Cancer Day draws attention to the lung manifesting cancer. Inducing reduced breathing capacities in the modern age of masks and COVID-19; It is one of the most formidable cancers to have at the moment.
World Lung Cancer Day: Purpose and Foundations
It reinforces awareness about the sources and viable treatment methods while highlighting the problems generated due to inadequate research funding. First observed in 2013- the awareness day campaigns were initially headed by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, in collaboration with the International Association for the study of Lung Cancer along with the American College of Chest Physicians.
It supports and spreads awareness to patients diagnosed with the disease about biopsies conducted through medical equipment. Drawing focus to the recovery methods through treatment with medical technology and medical aids for the same.
Lung Cancer and COVID-19
In the modern era of COVID-19, the lung cancer population is the most at-risk population with higher instances of COVID-19 related poor outcomes and mortality. Given the target affected organ of COVID-19, Lungs, It causes respiratory failure that proves to be deadly in lung cancer patients who have impaired lung function due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and smoking. Furthermore, some lung cancer treatment side-effects, such as pneumonitis, may make COVID-19 diagnosis difficult.
COVID-19 and Care in Operation Theatres
To provide safer environments for lung cancer patients, given the deadly nature of the combination of cancer and COVID-19 is a must. To protect them better, the utilization of Aerobiotix’s Illuvia® HUAIRS, a SARS-COV-2 MEDICAL GRADE HOSPITAL AIR PURIFIER provides a safer and cleaner environment while reducing the risk of infections and contamination for Lung Cancer patients during treatment. The implementation of these will ensure a safer and secure environment for all lung cancer as well as other chronically diseased people.