While breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, it is not the deadliest. That sad title belongs to lung cancer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention, 37 of every 100,000 women die of lung cancer. That number is nearly twice the number of women who die of breast cancer, and might explain why Lung Force is starting a campaign to raise awareness about the issue.
While the numbers are frightening, the good news is we have learned a lot about how to spot and treat cancer over the last few decades. Places like the Cancer Center have in-depth details about how to spot lung cancer, and treatment for the disease is improving every day.
Below, you can hear the stories of women who survived lung cancer and listen to what their message is now.