Thank you for visiting my page. This cause is near and dear to my heart, as my mother has recently been diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. In English, that means Stage 4 terminal lung cancer that has metastasized to the linings of her brain.
2 years ago, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer. She had a lobectomy, and the doctors assured us everything was gone. Fast forward to now, the cancer has spread to her brain, and there is no known cure for this rare type of cancer.
My mother is my best friend and the most important person in my life, and I will be dedicating the rest of my life toward finding a cure for this terrible disease. That starts with spreading awareness. This extremely rare form of cancer is actually most common among people who have never smoked. Please do not think you are in the clear for lung cancer just because you don't smoke cigarettes - you need to take care of yourself and get regular cancer screenings. And if you do still smoke cigarettes in this day and age, please let this be your last day. If you weren't convinced before, lung cancer accounts for about 27 percent of all cancer deaths and is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
The next step is taking action and raising money. Please consider donating to this wonderful cause so that one day lung cancer is as treatable as the common cold.