Raise awareness of lung cancer
Love your Lungs
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. With the disease claiming more than 35,000 lives in the UK every year and a shockingly short six months average time between diagnosis and death it is crucial that awareness of this cancer is raised.
Organisations such as The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation strive to raise awareness of this disease. Awareness leads to greater chance of early diagnosis. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance is of swift lung cancer treatment and the ability to beat the cancer.
So get clued up this Lung Cancer Awareness Month on lung cancer facts and help save the life of someone you love. I have known the devastation of lung cancer and if I could personally eliminate it I would. However, this requires cancer research and that needs fundraising to raise awareness for the cause. So help your family and friends realise that smoking, passive smoking and exposure to certain chemicals are risk factors that should be eliminated or reduced.
How can we do this? Staying active is the main way! Going to the gym, dancing, or doing a sport you enjoy will help strengthen your muscles. This will expand your lungs and allow ‘em to pump blood round the body more effectively!
You should also stay away from smoking, keep your rooms well ventilated and get any persistent coughs that might arise checked with your doctor as soon as possible.
When fundraising, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation try to keep the ‘fun’ in it. So, organise a cake sale or a charity race night that people can enjoy. You can also choose to make a donation to the cause for someone you will miss either on a special date, at Christmas or any time during the year.