Monday, March 21, 2011

The Day That Changed My Life - Hope

A tough road ahead with high levels of uncertainty - comes with lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, an estimated 174,000 Americans are diagnosed each year. In fact, it is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. It starts when abnormal cells grow out of control in the lungs. Smoking is often associated with lung cancer, but that is not always the case. In addition,it is quite difficult to detect since there usually are no signs or early symptoms. However, when they do appear, the symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and bloody mucus but at this point the lung cancer stage has advanced. Treatment for lung cancer can include surgery, chemotherapy, and /or radiation.

Listen to survivor, speaker, author of Help Me Live: 20 things people with cancer want you to know - Lori Hope

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1 comment:

  1. My grandfather had lung cancer and he did not make it. It is nice to see survivors speaking out. By the way, he was a heavy smoker, he quit but it was too late. He did regret it and begged us not to smoke