The Color And The Stigma Of Lung Cancer Awareness

People are generally more familiar with the ribbon colours of illnesses that cause fewer deaths, despite the fact that lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer of both men and women in and around the world. Furthermore, many people are unaware of the awareness activities and organisations dedicated to lung cancer patients.

Lung cancer kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer, as previously stated. Moreover, unlike some cancers that are steady or declining in incidence, lung cancer among never smokers is on the rise, particularly among young women who have never smoked.

Debate over the ribbon colour:

The actual colour of the ribbon is a matter of discussion; however, it’s widely considered that the colour of the lung cancer ribbon will be one of the following:

  • White
  • Clear
  • Pearl

Some lung cancer organisations, on the other hand, use different colours to represent themselves, which is understandable given that the hue “white” doesn’t always stand out, such as when buildings are lit up to raise awareness.

While many individuals are still unaware of the colour of the ribbon of lung cancer, the situation is improving, and lung cancer awareness is happily increasing rapidly.

You don’t have to wait to help raise lung cancer awareness. Every day is an opportunity to raise awareness about lung cancer among the general population. Unlike certain malignancies, CT screening for lung cancer was only recently approved, and it is currently confined to people who have smoked and are of a specific age. For the most part, persons continue to rely on other’s awareness of symptoms to detect lung cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.

Increasing Lung Cancer Awareness:

Lung cancer has the reputation of not just being a smoker’s disease, but also of being extremely lethal. It’s worth noting that, while numbers aren’t quite where we’d like them to be, progress is being made and survival rates are rising. In fact, according to a study, the median survival (the interval between 50% of people dying and 50% of people living) for persons with stage 4 lung cancer who carry a specific mutation is now 6.8 years, not a year. Progress is being made, but it will be much faster if more people join the efforts to raise awareness and funds for the research that is making a difference.

You may be aware of that various types’ cancer have been designated a particular month for awareness programmes. For example, breast cancer awareness month, takes place in October, similarly lung cancer has its own month. The month of November has been recognised as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and there are several activities taking place during the month and throughout the year.