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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

LUNG CANCER IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CANCER DEATHS IN WOMEN, KILLING MORE WOMEN EACH YEAR THAN BREAST CANCER, UTERINE CANCER, AND OVARIAN CANCER COMBINED.
(American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts and Figures 2017)

*Who knew!!! In my pre-diagnosis days, I believed that more women were dying from female related cancers than any other. I’ve participated in ‘Race For The Cure’, aimed at breast cancer awareness and raising money for breast cancer research. Every year I go in for my mammogram and Carol, my nurse practitioner and I talk about our families and our lives when I see her for my gyn check up. I have been vigilant, there is breast and ovarian cancer in my family after all.

Let’s say you see a woman who looks like she might be going through cancer treatment – what is the first thing that comes to mind? In the US, there are more women diagnosed with breast cancer (266,120) every year than lung cancer (112,350). But that number changes drastically when we talk about deaths. In 2017, breast cancer will take 40,016 women’s lives, lung cancer will take 71,280 women’s lives.

Everyone knows what the ribbon color is for breast cancer. Does anyone, other than someone with lung cancer and without looking it up on the internet know what color ribbon corresponds with lung cancer???
White

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