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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Do We Discriminate Against Cancer Types?

By Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD

Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancer combined. So why is it underfunded and under researched? Why doesn't it insight the same visceral outcry to find a cure as does breast cancer?  What accounts for the gap between this disease and an emotional connection?

This video by former linebacker Chris Draft who lost his wife, a 38-year old healthy nonsmoker, to lung cancer reveals some perceptions regarding lung cancer.



Why do you think lung cancer awareness and responsiveness is so poor?*

*For every comment response DrRajHealth will donate $2 to Team Draft, a national campaign to promote lung cancer awareness. (DrRajHealth will donate to a maximum of $1000, response tally ends November 30, 2013.)

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