12 Days of Giving to Lung Cancer Clinical Trials
What do you think of when you think of lung cancer?
Before I was diagnosed, I did not know much beyond the connection between smoking and lung cancer.
For decades, an enormous anti-smoking, lung cancer prevention campaign has been waged. Huge amounts of energy and funding have been invested, but prevention alone is not enough. In spite of prevention efforts, the Canadian Cancer Society estimates that 29,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019. That’s the size of a town.
A town-full of people diagnosed with lung cancer each year.
Clearly a prevention campaign is not enough.
Candid conversations which evaluate the past and examine the present shine light on paths into the future.
It’s time for lung cancer to shift to a well-rounded campaign which dedicates appropriate resourcing to five pillars of lung cancer:
Awareness, Early Detection, Treatment, Research and Survivorship.
When we allocate funding appropriately, we will drive change in lung cancer survivorship.
A town full of people each year! Who will get lung cancer next year?
Anyone can get lung cancer.
The research we fund today might extend your life.
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