November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2017 Recap

We’d like to thank everyone, from our advocates to our community members, for all of their help spreading awareness this Lung Cancer Awareness Month. In case you missed it, we’re closing out November by recapping the month below.

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We Asked, You Answered

We asked what the most helpful thing is that someone has done for you since your diagnosis, and were blown away at the response we received. Thank you for all of your input. To see the comments, click below:

Articles

Catch up on the articles posted throughout this awareness month:

  • Lora wrote about the wide range of emotions that one may experience in response to a serious illness such as lung cancer, and the stress that can come along with the pressure to be positive.

The First Thing I Learned… Video

Unfortunately, one of the first things that people diagnosed with lung cancer learn about is the stigma that surrounds it, and the impact of this stigma on the lives of those affected. Dusty shared her own experience learning about the stigma in this video:

 

 

Stories

Your stories are what matter most. We took the month to highlight community stories. Didn’t share yours yet? You can share any time!

Giveaway

LungCancer.net held this Giveaway that included a copy of The ABCs of Lung Cancer for Patients and Families, written by Dusty Donaldson and Kimberly Lester; a copy of Trekking Through Cancerland: Letters from the Journey, written by Karen Loss; a Hope Tote from LiveLung; and an “It’s Not About Smoking, It’s About Breathing” T-shirt from LiveLung. The giveaway is now closed – congratulations to our lucky winner!

Did You Know…

We’re on Twitter and Instagram, too!

As we all know though, awareness doesn’t stop after the month of November ends. So, let us know in the comments below how, as a community, we can continue to spread awareness year round!

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