A New Website Aims to Track Lung Cancer Data in Louisville

A newly launched city website is set to begin tracking community goals for reducing health problems and cancer rates in Louisville for the next six years.  

An initiative of the Healthy Louisville 2020 campaign, HealthyLouisvilleMetro.org tracks the rates of health issues and diseases including lung cancer in Louisville. 

The Healthy Louisville 2020 campaign is a strategic citywide effort to significantly improve the public’s health in key areas by year 2020, including: cancer mortality, chronic disease, tobacco use, low birth weight and obesity.

Visitors to the site can explore data on the city’s rate of flu vaccinations, life expectancy, cancer deaths and other health information, all accessible from an easy-to-navigate dashboard.   

Lung cancer is one of Louisville CyberKnife’s most frequently treated diseases, as Kentucky’s smoking rates rank as the highest nationwide. We hope the website will serve as a useful resource for the community and encourage residents to work toward a healthier Louisville. 

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.