Tuesday, November 27, 2012

MONTH OF AWARENESS

Well hello there. Come here often?
I'm still reeling from a wicked sinus infection coupled with the glitz and gusto that was our Thanksgiving 2012. So, until I figure out what to write on here, I will leave you with this.

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month?

The American Cancer Society's most recent lung cancer statistics in the United States for 2009 include an estimated 116,900 men and 103,350 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer and an estimated 88,900 men and 70,490 women will die from lung cancer (source).

My grandmother was disgnosed with lung cancer in September and has been undergoing radiation and chemo therapy.

There are many causes or explanations as to why someone gets lung cancer, but during this month, I would like to make sure everyone is aware that lung cancer doesn't just affect those who smoke. It can affect a perfectly healthy woman who has never let tobacco be a factor in her life.

So just be aware of your health. Know your family history and get yourself checked out!

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