Do you know an African-American woman who doesn't smoke over the age of 60? This NPR blog article and our Know the Symptoms list could help save her life. And for the smokers, read about how CT scans are improving detection and survival rates on the New York Times website.
THE BASIC FACTS…
- Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined.
- Cancer diagnoses are most prevalent in people aged 60 or older.
- African-American women have the highest incidence of lung cancer than any other ethnic group even though they smoke less. 1
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Do you know an African-American woman with lung cancer? Please share your story. We need to help everyone become better informed about this deadly disease and to arm them with the best information possible.
With all of the other focus on breast and other cancers, its up to us to spread the word in our communities. Please forward this blog, join our Facebook page and add your email to our mailing list. Through the AJCF network, we can save lives.
1- "Out of the Shadows", a report on women and lung cancer by Mary Horrigan Connors Center For Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Teaching Affiliate, 2007