RadioMD: Body Language
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Lung Cancer: Why No Ribbons?

January 18, 20139 min
Lung cancer takes more lives than any other cancer. Yet why is there is no national pink ribbon or yellow bracelet movement for the disease?Lung cancer takes more lives than any other cancer. This year it will kill an estimated 160,340 Americans – more than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, yet, according to Linda Wenger, Executive Director of Uniting Against Lung Cancer, there is no national pink ribbon or yellow bracelet movement for the disease. Why? In a word: stigma. Lung cancer victims are unfairly characterized as smokers who deserve what they got. Linda's organization is determined to change that inaccurate public and personal perception.

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