It was about a year and half ago that my boyfriends mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Small Cell Adenocarcinoma. It was a rare type of lung cancer that was spreading quickly through her lungs and into her liver. She was in and out of hospitals for months and had numerous surgeries and treatments. They put her on an experimental pill that would attack the specific location of where the cancer was at. After a scary few months, they finally started to see the results they were praying for. She went through two brutal rounds of chemotherapy once she was strong enough and that was enough to bring her into remission. It has been about 8 months since she was "cancer-free" and in remission which was something they honestly did not think was going to happen.
Unfortunately, there are so many others out there who are not as lucky. A good friend of mine lost her mother to cancer just under a year ago after an almost 8 month battle. Lung cancer is one of the hardest to detect and unfortunately it was discovered too late. My friend is only 23 years old and had to go through losing her mom before so many of her biggest milestones. The need for early detection testing and treatment is imperative. It doesn't matter if you are a smoker or not. Lung cancer can affect anyone.
I will be participating in the Lung Force walk in Cleveland, OH on May 19th. Please join our team or consider donating and share to spread the word. We need greater access to research, testing and treatments as well as raising awareness about various different lung diseases. Thank you so much in advance to everyone. <3