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Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer – causing more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. Yet unlike any other cancer, lung cancer lacks public sympathy and is the most poorly funded in terms of research, largely because of its association with smoking. In a survey published by the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), a significant proportion of participants admitted to stigmatizing the disease.
But lung cancer can affect anyone, at any age, with any smoking history. So in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, be sure to maintain regular screenings and learn what you can do to reduce your risk of developing this disease. And remember – regardless of whether or not someone has smoked, nobody deserves lung cancer.