November 17th. Today is ‘Lung Force Giving Day’ at the American Lung Association. Join me in this effort to stop lung cancer! Donate or become a social ambassador and spread the word!
The Goal – Raise $$$ for innovations in research and personalized treatments against the #1 cancer killer – Lung Cancer.
Innovative Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer have improved the outcome of lung cancer. Innovative research and personalized treatmentt are the goals for this fund-raiser.
- Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of men and women.
- Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer.
- The lung cancer death rate in women increase in the last 37 years, while falling 24% among men.
- More American women die from lung cancer than breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer combined.
- More American men die from lung cancer than colon cancer and prostate cancer combined.
- People that smoke are at increased risk for lung cancer (And other cancers, heart disease, stroke, COPD.)
- Anyone can get lung cancer; Non-smokers too.
- Exposure to radon gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer. Like carbon monoxide, you cannot see or smell radon; it is colorless, odorless gas. To find out more about radon and how to order a test kit – http://www2.epa.gov/radon/find-radon-test-kit-or-measurement-and-mitigation-professional
Indoor Levels of Radon in Essex Are Higher Than the National Average Due to the Granite. – http://county-radon.info/MA/Essex.html
You don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer. Check out this video – http://www.lungforce.org/vision-video
Talk to your doctor about risks, prevention and early detection. Regardless of the cause of lung cancer – smoking, radon, asbestos, pollution – prevention and early detection can save lives.
Screening for Lung Cancer. A low-level CT scan can detect lung cancer in its earliest stages. You may qualify for screening. Ask your doctor. Screening may be discounted or covered by insurance. Lahey Hospital and Medical Center offers low-level CT scan screening for early detection. For more information – http://www.lahey.org/lungscreening/ or Call – 1-855-282-4378. Lahey Hospital is conducting a study – Legacy Pilot Study to Reduce Adverse Smoking Outcomes in the Context of Lung Cancer Screening: Reducing Dependence on Tobacco. For more information about this Research Study call – 781-744-8027.
Winning Against Lung Cancer – Message from Andrea McKee M.D., chairwoman of the department of radiation oncology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Andrew Salner M.D. radiation oncology chief at Hartford Hospital. – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/22/opinion/a-cancer-battle-we-can-win.html?_r=1
Donate Today – During Lung Force Day, donations up to $100,000.00 will be matched by Cancer Treatment Centers of American. The American Lung Associated launched LUNG FORCE to unite women (and men) to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. Even $15.00 can help make a difference. To Donate – http://www.lung.org
- American Cancer Society
- American Lung Association
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- NIH/National Cancer Institute
Enjoy today in a healthy way, and be well, Karen
Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook –
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