No one Deserves Lung Cancer

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Please wear pearls and stay educated on Lung Cancer. Anyone can get it. No one deserves Lung Cancer. Rest in peace gran <3

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Please wear pearls and stay educated on Lung Cancer. Anyone can get it. No one deserves Lung Cancer. Rest in peace gran <3

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  • 1. No One Deserves Lung Cancer
    No one Deserves Lung Cancer
  • 2. The face of Lung Cancer is not what you think…
  • 3. *50% of new cases are former smokers, many who quit decades ago.
  • 4.
  • 5. *Another 10 - 15% have never smoked.
  • 6. *Lung cancer is the HIGHEST cause of cancer deaths;
    more deaths than breast, prostate, colon andliver cancers combined.
  • 7. *One in every three cancer deaths; three times as many men as prostate cancer twice as many women as breast cancer.
  • 8. *Only 16% of all new cases are being diagnosed at an early stage when lung cancer is curable.
  • 9.
  • 10. *The overall 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is still only 15%..
  • 11. ..while the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is 90%, for prostate cancer 99% and for colon cancer 66%.
  • 12. *Lung cancer is the least funded of these cancers.
  • 13. Why?  
  • 14. *No priority or sense of urgency within federal research agencies.
  • 15. *Blame the victim mentality similar to AIDs.
  • 16. No one deserves Lung Cancer.
  • 17. Rest In Peace
    Carmella B. Fortune
    March 31st, 1926-February 25th, 2010