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You Only Think You're Aware! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Impacts Everyone

Bonnie J. Addario - Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

On Nov. 1, almost exactly three years to the day she was diagnosed with lung cancer, Rebecca Cavagnari crossed the finish line of the New York City Marathon. Young, athletic and never having smoked a day in her life, Rebecca was shocked when doctors discovered that the cause of her chest pains was stage III lung cancer. Even more surprising to her was that she was not alone -- nearly two-thirds of new lung cancer cases are former or never smokers, and these patients are often young, fit women.