Tuesday, July 03, 2012

no one deserves to die

“1 in 14 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year that is 12 of the average Facebook user's 172 friends. Of which only 2 will survive more than 5 years.”

I am one of those 1 in 14 Americans.

Will I be one of the few to survive more than 5 years?

“Many people believe that if you have lung cancer you did something to deserve it...”

The Lung Cancer Alliance recently launched a bold awareness campaign ... NO ONE DESERVES TO DIE
Help spread the word 

Patrick Leer
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/


  1. Thank you Judy! I certainly hope to or at least make a lot of noise going out. Too many are dying of lung cancer. American Cancer Society sold it's soul. Fortunately other organizations are finally stepping forward to focus on saving lives.

  2. I find it interesting how popular it seemed to be for a while to blame smokers for their lung cancer.
    I never hear people blame overeaters for their diabetes & heart disease.

  3. My grandafther was a good Methodist. He was a hard-working farmer who raised 4 children with his with, who died at age 56 in the early 1900s. My grandpa hated smoking and when he visited my smoking, divorced, stressed out mom, hid her cigs from him. He died in his 70s from lung cancer. My mom is 84 and still kickin'. When I got ovarian cancer at age 39, a nurse taking my blood pressure said, out of the blue, "This is not your fault." I teared up and later cried. I am not a crier and didn't know I had ever harbored such a thought, but I must have. Her words comforted me. What is it about cancer that makes us and others(?) place BLAME? The media? Anyway ovarian cancer has a low surival rate. Sixteen years and still here, you will be here too.

    1. Thanks Diane! I honestly have been stunned by some of the judgmental reactions to cancer and the people who just fade away. Of course, Patti and I are a bit more use to the fade away phenomena through decades of living with MS.

  4. Irony is powerful when appropriate ...... 'cat lovers deserve to die' , ' crazy old aunts etc' .....
    this is just plain stupid and offensive ....... cancer victims and their families are not amused

    1. Anonymous! Welcome and while I would never claim to speak for anyone besides myself and my family, I am one of the 1 in 14 diagnosed with lung cancer and edgy campaigns I doubt are meant to be amusing. The status quo must change - no one deserves to die.


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