[This is a reblog of a post on the #LCSM blog. Reposted with permission]
Tomorrow, February 4th, is World Cancer Day. The focus this year is Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer. The World Cancer Day campaign seeks to “Debunk the myths” of cancer:
- We don’t need to talk about cancer
- There are no signs or symptoms of cancer
- There’s nothing I can do about cancer
- I don’t have the right to cancer care
This focus parallels the goal of #LCSM “to educate, develop public support, end the stigma, and facilitate successful treatments for the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.”
On World Cancer Day, we hope the #LCSM community will take the opportunity to tweet about lung cancer as well as cancer in general. Be sure to use “#LCSM” as well as “#WorldCancerDay” in your tweets so followers of both communities can see them. You can find a list of tweet-sized facts and the supporting documents on our Lung Cancer Facts page. Or, if you prefer, just retweet #LCSM tweets that appear during the day.