Sunday, May 13, 2012

This #MothersDay, Let's Remember That #LungCancer is a "Contemporary Epidemic #in American Women"

Women who smoke or used to smoke do not deserve lung cancer.  No one does.

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women.  It accounts for 1 of 4 cancer deaths among women, killing more each year than breast, uterine and ovarian cancers combined.


In the U.S., 17,000 women who had never smoked in their lives die from lung cancer each year.  This is over four times the number of cervical cancer deaths.

The rate of lung cancer among women has risen 60% since 1990.  It surpassed breast cancer as the #1 cancer killer of women in 1987.  31,000 more women die each year from lung cancer than from breast cancer.

Learn more about women and lung cancer in this groundbreaking report.

Remember to honor your mother today and everyday....