Nearly 21 million U.S. women live with lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis. Millions more have early symptoms but have not yet been diagnosed.
The numbers are breathtaking:
-More than 13 million women in the U.S. have asthma – accounting for 65 percent of all adults with asthma.
-An average of 193 women die each day of lung cancer, one every 7 minutes.
-An estimated 8.5 million U.S. women are living with COPD. Today, more women die of COPD each year than men.
Despite these numbers, women’s lung disease research is drastically underfunded compared to other causes of death. This means there are fewer treatment options and poorer health outcomes for people living with lung disease.
Please join us Thursday, March 18 at 9 AM Central Time for a conversation with Dr. MeiLan Han of the University of Michigan and Dr. Ravi Kalhan of Northwestern University as we look at trends in lung health among women, including the impacts of informal caregiving roles.
This webinar is part of Respiratory Health Association’s Catch Your Breath® women’s lung health initiative that raises awareness about women’s lung health and funds for ongoing research efforts.
Sponsorship of this webinar is generously provided by JTV (Jewelry Television) and Pulmonx.