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Lung Cancer Awareness Month ~ November 2014
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Please join in and Celebrate, Commemorate and Support all those affected by the #1 Cancer Killer . Raise funds for this so often misunderstood and underfunded illness.
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Lung Cancer, often referred to as the “Invisible Disease”, is generally asymptomatic and often goes undetected or misdiagnosed, while advancing to a late incurable stage. Lung Cancer receives less research funding (per death) than any other type of cancer.
Although early detection screening has been a topic of great concern and study, the guidelines continue to leave a large percentage of the population showing possible symptoms but not screened .Anyone can get Lung Cancer…It is not a self-inflicted disease that only affects smokers. Widely portrayed and publicized as a “Smokers Disease”, over 60% of newly diagnosed patients are never smokers or quit years ago .An increasing amount of young non-smoking women are being diagnosed. Anyone with lungs can get Lung Cancer.
The first question most Lung Cancer Patients are asked is “Did You Smoke?". The public perception that Lung cancer is a smoker’s disease, the “blame-the-
Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, kidney, and melanoma cancers ...combined.
This year, Lung Cancer will kill twice as many women as Breast Cancer.
Asbestos, diesel, poor air quality, environmental pollutants, chemical toxicity, occupational exposures, genetics, - are all known factors that contribute to causing Lung Cancer. Anyone that breathes, can get Lung Cancer.
Lung cancer patients face the same physical, emotional and financial hardships as any other cancer. They battle the same fears, depression, losses and gruelling treatments. Yet those battling receive minimal recognition and support from society. Lung Cancer is bad-Its victims are not. Like AIDS, Alcoholism, Obesity, Drug abuse and a myriad of diseases that can be “rooted in causes” Lung cancer patients and caregivers deserve support, not shame and blame. Despite in many cases great efforts, there is a lack of Lung Cancer support groups and people have to go a long way to find one.
In honour of all the people that have been lost to this disease, care for affected loved ones and to those that continue to fight with courage and dignity, I ask you to join in and show support and compassion to the often neglected, but no less deserving, fighters of this lethal cancer.
And if you know anyone affected by this disease...Be sure to give them a hug.
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