The most deadly and dreadful cancer disease is the lung cancer with the highest rate of deaths in the world; thus conducting a lung cancer awareness campaign is of major help to the public. This is a nationally recognized event held annually in the month of November and experts and interested parties all come together to try and educate the public on the dangers of this disease and how to avoid it. During this month most people hold events and write articles, hold fundraises, hold walks and runs, purchase promotional goods and update statuses on face book. They also issue proclamations which are aimed in bringing awareness to the masses.
All these actions help bring the menace into the limelight. Several events are conducted almost in each and every country trying to curb this menace. Education procedures are held by the media and organizers of the awareness campaign. There is raising of funds also that are aimed in helping the cancer victims and also for propelling the project. T-shirts and ribbons are also sold to aid in these fund raisings during this month of November.
The campaign teams use white ribbons as a major symbol to mark the lung cancer awareness project. The public use them too to show their support for this noble course and this gives hope to the victims as well as reducing stigma. Stories about the disease are shared personally and in the media by surviving victims to encourage those who might be losing hope after they were diagnosed with the disease. There is support also from corporate organization which is aimed at purchasing maintenance stuff for the victims as well as medicine.
Lung cancer is considered to be a bit complicated since it cannot be diagnosed until it has fully matures. It also portrays various symptoms depending on where it is located and size of the tumor as well. It might take several years for the symptoms to be displayed; this time the cancer has reduced maturity stage.
Hence it becomes hard to contain the lung cancer cells after one has been diagnosed with the diasese. It is the awareness team mission to prevent this by encouraging people to try and live a lifestyle which is not likely to lead to lung cancer. This would include the excessive smoking of cigarettes and other drugs like bhang. It also clearly states that cancer is not a generic or a bad luck disease; it depends on how you lead your life. They also go ahead and provide measures to the victims and this help in controlling the growth of the disease and replication of the cancer cells.
The advocates have a major role in ensuring that each patient suffering from lung cancer can get proper access to treatment and the correct information that ensure they make their own decisions on the kind of treatment they will mostly prefer. Thus they will be seen visiting almost each and every hospital and health center to educate the patients and also encourage them during this entire cancer awareness period.