My mom passed away on 21 October 2013 from stage 4 lung cancer (adeno). Mom had quit smoking over 30 years ago and was 67 when she died. The thing that sticks in my head and annoys me so much is the stigma and the lack of funding this disease gets. Every time I have said my mom has lung cancer or she died from lung cancer the first thing that is asked is did she smoke and when I say no she quit over 30 years ago they go oh well that is a shame then. It annoys me that people think it is ok for someone to have lung cancer if they smoke. Nobody thinks oh it could have been from the diesel you out in your car and the emissions it sends. I hate that people think someone deserved it because they smoked. The survival rate is so low and the funding is a lot less than any other cancer and it makes me so mad. What can we do?
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