Lung Cancer Survivor And Activist Teams Up With PRMC To Save Other Lives


TOGETHER. DELMARVALIFE. WE )LL BE RIGHT WE )VE ALL BEEN TAUGHT THE DANGERS OF SMOKING. WE )VE BEEN TOLD IT )S THE NUMBER ONE RISK FACTOR FOR LUNG CANCER. SO, IF YOU )VE NEVER SMOKED, LUNG CANCER IS PROBABLY NOT EVEN ON YOUR RADAR. BUT, CONSIDER THIS – ABOUT 20-PERCENT OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM LUNG CANCER IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY YEAR HAVE NEVER SMOKED. AND, ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, IF LUNG CANCER IN NON-SMOKERS HAD ITS OWN SEPARATE CATEGORY, IT WOULD RANK AMONG THE TOP TEN FATAL CANCERS IN THE UNITED STATES. IT )S TIME TO CHANGE THAT. IT )S TIME TO SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER. AND, THAT )S WHAT DEENA COOK WITH THE “GO-TWO FOUNDATION FOR LUNG CANCER,” AND TWO-TIME LUNG CANCER SURVIVOR HAS MADE HER LIFE MISSION TO DO. 1. TELL US YOUR STORY. 2. WE JUST MENTIONED THE STATISTICS THAT PROVE LUNG CANCER IS NOT ALWAYS THE RESULT OF SMOKING, ARE YOU SURPRISED AT INQUIRY HOLDS ITS FIRST I BELIEVE IT’S MORE GENETIC BECAUSE THE YOUNG PEOPLE THAT I KNOW DO NOT HAVE ANY OF THOSE FACTORS BUT POSSIBLY THEY HAD SOMEBODY WAY BACK THAT HAD LUNG CANCER BUT THE PREVENTION IS WONDERFUL AND NOBODY SHOULD USE TOBACCO IT’S AN ADDICTION NICOTINE IS IT’S NOT GOOD FOR YOU AND WE NEED TO FOCUS ON LUNG HEALTH OVERALL ESPECIALLY WITH VAPING AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT BUT LUNG CANCER IS CANCER AND IT’S GROWING IN THERE AND WE HAVEN’T SPENT MONEY FOR RESEARCH TO DO HERMAN WHY YOU BECOME ACTIVE IN WASHINGTON. OH YEAH. VERY WELL THIS I FOUND THE GOAT WELL LUNG CANCER ALLIANCE WHICH IS NOW MERGED WITH ANOTHER FOUNDATION AND IT’S CALLED THE NO GO TO FOUNDATION FOR LUNG CANCER AND THEY ARE HEADQUARTERED IN WASHINGTON BECAUSE OUR GOVERNMENT FUNDS THIRTY NINE BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF RESEARCH EVERY YEAR THROUGH THE NIH AND RIGHT NOW LUNG CANCER GETS POINT ZERO FOR PERCENT OF THAT EVEN NOW IT IS THE SIXTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH EVER. GOODNESS SPORTS CRAZY ON MY WATCH. ACCIDENTS HEART ATTACKS LUNG CANCER NUMBER SIX POINT ZERO FOUR FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT’S BEING SPENT FOR LUNG CANCER RESEARCH AND THAT’S WHY I’M AN ACTIVIST BECAUSE WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT AND AND SAVE MY CHILDREN AND MY GRANDCHILDREN. SO YOU TEAMING UP WITH PR M.S. WITH A THIRD FRIDAY AT SALISBURY. TELL US ABOUT THAT. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ONE LISTEN TO THOUSAND FOURTEEN. SO I’VE BEEN VERY PROUD TO WORK WITH PR M.S. AND WE WILL BE THE THIRD FRIDAY WE WILL BE SHARING INFORMATION I WILL BE THERE TO TALK TO ANYBODY. ONE OF THE THINGS WITH LUNG CANCER IS PEOPLE DON’T USUALLY VOLUNTEER THAT THEY HAVE THE DISEASE BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA THAT’S ASSOCIATED WITH IT. I’M THERE TO GIVE THEM A HUG AND SAY WE NEED TO STICK TOGETHER BUT ALSO SCREEN IS DREAMILY IMPORTANT FOR SCREENING. SO WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT THAT IF YOU QUALIFY GET SCREENED BECAUSE YOU CAN LIVE AND NOBODY’S NOBODY DESERVES LUNG CANCER AND THAT’S THE MESSAGE. DANA COOK WITH THE GO TO FOUNDATION FOR LUNG CANCER. THANK YOU SO MUCH.