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

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No one Deserves Lung Cancer

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