Lung cancer is represented by these white silicone wristbands – but what makes lung cancer so pervasive? To start, it’s the largest cause of cancer-related death in men, and second for women (behind breast cancer) and as such acts as a very serious threat to most of the population. Lung cancer primarily stems from cigarette smoking in some form, be it through consuming tobacco or being exposed to secondhand or sidestream smoke. Ninety percent of those who die from lung cancer develop it from smoking-related conditions. Carcinogens are common in the air today, and present a worrying trait for cases of lung cancer to continue to multiply. The community surrounding lung cancer is small but fierce - led by those at the American Lung Association, programs like LungForce have raised millions of dollars for a cure. Raise awareness for this cause and help spread the need to get tested and cleared for cancers like these by buying a stark white wristband!
Written by Michele Wheat