One in 17 Americans will develop Lung Cancer
Powerful Patient, 2011 Week 21
Host: Joyce Graff, http://powerfulpatient.org, firstname.lastname@example.org 800-767-4845
Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent of cancers. People's first reaction tends to be "how long did you smoke?" There is a feeling that people with lung cancer must have done it to themselves. But that is not true. There is a remarkably high rate of lung cancer among women who have never smoked. Why?
Joyce speaks with Susan Levin, President of the Lung Cancer Circle of Hope, about what is being done to reduce this rate, and lift the stigma that surrounds lung cancer. Lung Cancer Circle of Hope is an organization committed to educating the public and members of the medical community about lung cancer; advocating on behalf of lung cancer patients, their families and others at risk, and promoting increased funding for lung cancer research.