November 5, 2014
Lung Cancer Awareness
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. It doesn't receive the same support or attention as Breast Cancer, but the reality is more people die from Lung Cancer than any other type of cancer. In fact, Lung Cancer kills more people than colon, breast and prostate cancer combined.
Smokers are at greatest risk for developing the disease. I know many of my friends and family are smokers. I urge you to consider quitting. I quit nearly ten years ago. It was the best thing I have ever done for my health. It is truly a nasty habit, a costly one, too. I hope more and more people can come to that realization before it's too late. It took a cancer diagnoses and oxygen dependency for my mom to see the light. Today, she finishes the final two weeks of radiation which will hopefully allow great victory against this cruel disease. There is enough in this world out to harm us. Do what you can to lessen your risk. Do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones.