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#LCSM Salutes World Cancer Day

[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.

Happy tweeting!

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