Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
November is the month to raise lung cancer awareness to all! Although we may not all know someone with lung cancer, it is a disease that is affecting many today, and the more we know about it, the more support we can be for those who need it.
The Lung Cancer movement began in 1995; people began to raise awareness because the disease was becoming more well-known and more prominent. More people die from lung cancer in the United States than any other cancer, and this is true for both men and women. Here are what some recent statistics state:
* 208,493 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer, including 111,886 men and 96,607 women.
*158,592 people in the United States died from lung cancer, including 88,541 men and 70,051 women.
Are you concerned about lung cancer?
There are several main risk factors that contribute to lung cancer, or increase your risk.
Those main contributing factors are:
*Smoking tobacco *Radon exposure *Asbestos exposure *Regular exposure to second-hand smoke *Military Service (Agent Orange exposure)
*Age *Environmental exposure/ Industrial chemicals *Health related issues *Family history
Exposure to Asbestos can increase the likelihood of contracting lung disease. The Mandelbrot Law Firm/Asbestos Legal Center can help to bring some compensation to you or your loved ones. Common jobs/places one may contract asbestos are: shipyards, Military, Navy, insulators, carpenters, sheet metal workers, etc.
If you or someone you know feels you may have lung cancer, specifically from expose to asbestos, contact the Mandelbrot Law Firm/Asbestos Legal Center and we may be able to help you.
There are many different ways you can help to raise awareness or to contribute to lung cancer research. You can donate money, and/or participate in the many events that are taking place this month. There are many Lung Cancer Awareness support groups and services available as well.