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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.

American Cancer Society Says Women Should Start Mammograms at 45

Lisa Szabo - USA Today

Six years ago, the American Cancer Society lashed out against a federal task force that suggested most women could wait to get mammograms until age 50, instead of age 40, the age that other groups recommended beginning breast cancer screening.

Delaying mammograms, the cancer society said, would lead more women to die.

Now, in a move that reflects changing attitudes about cancer screening, the American Cancer Society is itself recommending fewer mammograms.