Really, American Cancer Society?

The American Cancer Society emailed me concerned about my absence and asking for my help in completing a short survey about what cancer issues I want to support.

I replied that I’m a little concerned, too, ACS, because nowhere in the survey is lung cancer even mentioned on the list of issues.  There’s breast cancer right up there at the top. Colorectal cancer. Skin cancer.  But no lung cancer.

The #1 cancer killer is lung cancer.  More people die from lung cancer than the next three deadliest cancers combined: colorectal, pancreatic and breast. 1

Not. Even. Mentioned. The message seems to be “Lung cancer? We won’t even mention it because everybody knows only smokers get lung cancer.”

Yeah, tell that to all the people who have lung cancer who’ve never smoked.

You don’t have to smoke to get lung cancer.  Geez, you’d think somebody there would know that by now.

 

1 https://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/about-us/lung-cancer-facts/