Click to enlargeWhat do you think the number one cancer killer among women is? Would you be surprised to learn that since 1987, it’s been lung cancer? In the United States, every five minutes a woman is told she has lung cancer, and every eight minutes a woman dies from lung cancer.

Lung Force, a new national campaign through the American Lung Association, has been created to educate and spread awareness about lung cancer in women.

The three components of the Lung Force campaign is to encourage action by making lung cancer a cause that people care about, educate and empower patients and health care providers, and raise funding for lung cancer research.