7 Dimensions of Wellness

7 Dimensions of Wellness
7 Dimensions of Wellness

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

In 2004 - I lost my mom to Lung Cancer. I watched her fight against horrible odds and she lost her battle.

I believe there are facts about Lung Cancer many don't know. Please take a look. I believe you will see why advocating for Smoke Free establishments is vital as well has reducing the number of people smoking or using an tobacco products.

Understand that Lung Cancer is the LEADING cause of cancer death. LEADING.

Estimated Cancer Deaths in 2007
• Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States among every ethnic group...1 in every 3 cancer deaths.
• Lung cancer will kill:
— More people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers...combined.
— Over three times as many men as prostate cancer.
— Nearly twice as many women as breast cancer.
— An average of 439 people a day.

If you think lung cancer just affects men, think again.

Lung cancer is now the number one killer of women, claiming the
lives of more women each year than breast cancer.

Lung cancer is not declining among women, as it is among men.

One in every 17 women will develop lung cancer in their lifetimes.

It is estimated that over 80,000 women will get lung cancer this year—
nearly half of all lung cancer cases.

An estimated 72,000 American women will die from lung cancer this
year, making up over 40 percent of all lung cancer deaths in this country.

In one study, women with a long smoking history were nearly twice as
likely to be diagnosed with as men smokers.

Although smoking is the major cause of lung cancer for
everyone, more non-smoking women than non-smoking
men get lung cancer.

The death rate among non-smokers, however, is higher among men
than among women.

In a study of people with the most common type of lung cancer, nearly
80 percent if the non-smokers were women.

early 2 out of every 3 people who die from second hand smoke each
year are women.

For women who have been smokers, the risk for lung cancer remains
even 20 years after quitting.

Between 1930 and 1997, lung cancer death rates for American women
rose 600 percent, largely because of the increase in the number of
women who smoked.

Women who smoke are 13 times more likely to die from lung cancer
than women who have never smoked.

Women who smoke have a harder time quitting than men who smoke.

After you stop smoking, your lungs go back to normal in
10 years.

The lungs never go back to normal. Most former smokers remain
at elevated risk.

Current smokers: 35-40% of new lung cancer cases
Former smokers: 50% of new lung cancer cases
Never smoked: 10-15% of new lung cancer cases


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