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/

One Reply to “Really, American Cancer Society?”

  1. I know what you mean. I once went over to an info table the ACS had at an event and asked why they did not have any info on ovarian cancer. And the nice woman said that it was just not as much of an issue with their supporters as breast cancer. And that was during September which is ovarian cancer awareness month! That finished me with them.

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