Just read this recent HuffPost article and I can relate to all of it. It’s all about the statistics and stigma towards lung cancer. It’s so frustrating that even though it is the leading cancer killer, there is very little support, medicine and funding for it. The stigma and shame associated with it is so unfair.
As soon as lung cancer patients share their diagnosis, the initial reaction is the cancer is a punishment for smoking. But in reality, most lung cancer patients were never smokers at all. Ugh! The irony is so frustrating! Why is it that people who chain smoke multiple packs of cigarettes or drugs seldom get sick from it, but people who are very careful about their diet and health end up getting the disease?
Or even medicare, why won’t they help screen for lung cancer?!?
I can sure rant all day, but the reality is the bad cells are already there and it’s all a case of genetics. Still…..I urge you to skim through the links below and do your fair share of research and support on this disease.