KET: Lung Disease in KY

Kentucky survivors discuss the impact their lung cancer diagnosis has had on their lives and how the stigma that surrounds the disease negatively impacts overall survival. There is a great need to educate the public that anyone can get lung cancer, regardless of smoking history. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in never smokers and is the #2 cause of lung cancer overall, second only to smoking. The only way to help reduce the stigma is to educate the public of the varied causes and help our citizens understand that #anyonewithlungs can get lung cancer. This is a statewide issue that must be addressed. It’s time to erase blame and shame with conversations and action geared towards compassion and a cure for all!