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How your donations help
With your support we can continue to fight the blame and shame that too often comes with a lung cancer diagnosis and advocate for much needed changes to the healthcare system.
Programs and Support
Many people with lung cancer go through it alone out of fear of judgment and feeling less worthy of help. Our programs and support help them, their caregivers and their families cope with big emotions and complex needs that come with lung cancer.
Inside the healthcare system, there are long-overdue changes needed to save the over 80% of Canadians with lung cancer who will die within five years of diagnosis. Government and other decision-makers need to understand how policy and decisions impact care and the lives of people with lung cancer.
Life-changing and live-saving treatment and solutions come from research. It’s how we’ll unlock new, more effective treatment to extend lives and one day save them with a cure.
Education for healthcare providers is needed to address the unconscious bias of lung cancer and how it affects care. Providers also need help supporting patients dealing with the blame and shame that too often come from the misconception that lung cancer is a “smoker’s cancer.”
Lung cancer stigma is way too common and has deadly consequences. That’s because it’s still wrongly seen as a “smoker’s cancer.” Public education combats that judgement that implies some people deserve to get sick.