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Every November when I stand by thousands of patients to observe the lung cancer awareness month it’s tempting to die on the uphill The scary obstacles include adequate public education of early screening, lack of funding, dedicated research, trials and the smelly stoma that lung cancer is just a smoker’s disease.

But focusing only On the challenges it would be a big misdemeanor. is that the war on lung cancer is light years before it was 1

3 years ago when I got my own life-changing diagnosis.

We aggressively advocate patient rights. We are working with the researchers’ door to ensure that patients have a prominent role in the development of new studies . We repeatedly educate the public that lung cancer is not dizzy criminates between smoking status, social status, age or sex.

And we continue to run – our lungs dunks – towards the finish line. Research over the past decade has catapulted us to making lung cancer a manageable disease. It’s closer than ever. Most every doctor and researcher I speak with agrees, and they begin to think that a fine may be possible.

Patients no longer need to look far to find resources and support. Thanks to social media, our Lung Cancer Patient Registry & nbsp; and The Living Room & nbsp; – A regular and beloved information seminar on our foundation for patients, family and caregivers by doctors, researchers and others – new patients can now connect and trade knowledge like never before. Patients can now participate in subgroups specific to their specific diagnosis, connect with individuals worldwide, share treatment stories, clinical trial information and companionships. This was unthinkable just a few years ago.

Similarly, doctors’ awareness of early screening and diagnosis saves more lives. Early screening for possible cancer passes to better results, but it is especially important for fast-moving lung cancer. Unlike just a few years ago, I learned that many doctors did not know the early stage survival rate of lung cancer. Doctors realize that screening and early detection are crucial and well worth the time. I am convinced that active patients in combination with committed doctors are the right combination to break down the barrier for early diagnosis and transformation research.

Finally, we must strive to overcome an obsolete stigma, which is perhaps the greatest challenge for all, and certainly the biggest mountain blocks the way for the whole community. & nbsp; For too long in lung cancer history, smoking has been hanging over us like an uninterruptible cloud. For decades we could not talk about lung cancer without talking about smoking. Years of this mortal public perception have been associated with millions of dollars lost in research funding. Although the deadliest cancer faced by Americans – kills more than the next three three cancers in combination – breast, colon and prostate – lung cancer is still underfinanced. But now more than ever I see a walk in society acknowledging that no person deserves to suffer and die of any cancer, not just for the lungs.

We make great progress. More new therapies have been approved for lung cancer in the last three years than in the previous fifty years. However, lung cancer still accounts for almost 30 percent of all cancers in combination. Next November, if not earlier, I hope to write about how we feel good at achieving survival rates for lung cancer that resemble the other three three cancers, where survival is over 80 percent. Imagine reducing all cancer by 30 percent. Think of the human capital we could save and return to productive and fulfilling tasks. Mothers who can raise their children. Fathers who could see their children are from college.

There would certainly be something to celebrate next year.

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month Lungcancer.net

Every November I stand by thousands of patients to observe the Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it is tempting to die on the upcoming battle against our cancer group. The scary obstacles include adequate public education of early screening, lack of funding, dedicated research, trials and the unfortunate stigmatization that lung cancer is only a smoker’s disease.

But just focusing on the challenges would be a big misdemeanor. that the war on lung cancer is lightyears before it was 13 years ago when I got my own life We change the diagnosis.

We aggressively advocate patient rights. We turn on the researchers’ door to ensure that patients have a prominent role in the development of New Studies. We Educate Public Time and Care Because lung cancer does not discriminate r between smoke status, social status, age or gender.

And we continue to run – our lungs dunks – towards the finish line. Research over the past decade has catapulted us to making lung cancer a manageable disease. It’s closer than ever. Most every doctor and researcher I speak with agrees, and they begin to think that a fine may be possible.

Patients no longer need to look far to find resources and support. Thanks to social media, our Lung Cancer Patient Registry and The Living Room – a regular and beloved information seminar on our foundation for patients, family and healthcare providers by doctors, researchers and others – new patients can now connect and trade knowledge like never before . Patients can now participate in subgroups specific to their specific diagnosis, connect with individuals worldwide, share treatment stories, clinical trial information and companionships. This was unthinkable just a few years ago.

Similarly, doctors’ awareness of early screening and diagnosis saves more lives. Early screening for possible cancer passes to better results, but it is especially important for fast-moving lung cancer. Unlike just a few years ago, I learned that many doctors did not know the early stage survival rate of lung cancer. Doctors realize that screening and early detection are crucial and well worth the time. I am convinced that active patients in combination with committed doctors are the right combination to break down the barrier for early diagnosis and transformation research.

Finally, we must strive to overcome an obsolete stigma, which is perhaps the greatest challenge for all, and certainly the biggest mountain blocks the way for the whole community. For too long in lung cancer history, smoking has been hanging over us like an unsustainable cloud. For decades we could not talk about lung cancer without talking about smoking. Years of this mortal public perception have been associated with millions of dollars lost in research funding. Although the deadliest cancer faced by Americans – kills more than the next three three cancers in combination – breast, colon and prostate – lung cancer is still underfinanced. But now more than ever I see a walk in society acknowledging that no person deserves to suffer and die of any cancer, not just for the lungs.

We make great progress. More new therapies have been approved for lung cancer in the last three years than in the previous fifty years. However, lung cancer still accounts for almost 30 percent of all cancers in combination. Next November, if not earlier, I hope to write about how we feel good at achieving survival rates for lung cancer that resemble the other three three cancers, where survival is over 80 percent. Imagine reducing all cancer by 30 percent. Think of the human capital we could save and return to productive and fulfilling tasks. Mothers who can raise their children. Fathers who could see their children are from college.

There would really be something to celebrate next year.

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