[This is a reblog of a post on the #LCSM blog. Reposted with permission]
Erasing the stigma of lung cancer is one of the goals of all advocates who fight for more lung cancer awareness and funding. But sometimes it’s hard to know how to go about it.
The focus of the #LCSM Chat on February 13 will be “Brainstorming: How Do We Erase the Stigma of Lung Cancer?” Imagine we have unlimited funds, political influence in all the right places, ready access to every medical professional, and all the trained, eloquent workers we need. What actions would erase the stigma of lung cancer?
Our moderator for this chat, Laronic Conway, will use these topics to get the discussion going:
- T1: How would you erase lung cancer stigma among individuals? Billboards? Front-page articles? Doorbelling? Be specific.
- T2: How would you erase lung cancer stigma among healthcare professionals? What would you need to do this?
- T3: How would you erase lung cancer stigma among government officials and lawmakers? What would you need to do this?
- T4: How would you erase lung cancer stigma among lung cancer patients and their families?
To prepare for this chat, you might wish to read some of the articles about lung cancer stigma on our new “Lung Cancer in the Media” page.
Guidelines on how to participate in an #LCSM Chat can be found on the “#LCSM Chat” page of the #LCSM website. Hope to see you on Twitter!
In the beginning there was a huge stigma regarding aids. That is now gone. Lets pray we can do the same for lung cancer♥