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TeamJoan

Thank you for visiting. This cause is very dear to our team, and we appreciate all the support we can get! Together we can make a difference!

Joan Fong is a never smoker Stage IV Lung Cancer Warrior diagnosed in Nov 2013. Stage IV means it has spread beyond one lung into her pelvis, hip and backbone. The life expectancy from Joan's diagnosis was 8 months. Thanks to clinical trials and to the ongoing revolution in targeted drug therapies aimed at genetic profiles, She has made her 32 month cancerversary in June 2016! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. We are on Plan i (9th plan) for battling this disease. More info is at caringbridge.org/visit/joanfong

Thank you for supporting us raise funds to fight lung cancer with better research, better awareness and education, and better policies to make lung cancer into a chronic manageable disease instead of a death sentence.
- TeamJoan

The facts:

* Anyone can get Lung Cancer. If you breathe, then you can get LC. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancer combined

* LC has no early detection. The percentage of lung cancer diagnosed before it has spread is 15%, compared to prostate cancer (81%) and breast cancer (60%). Consequently, 50% of LC patients die within one year of diagnosis and 75% within two years. Let's fund research and policies for early detection.

* The 5 year survival rate for lung cancer is just 16% - a rate that has changed very little since the 1970's. Breast cancer has advanced to 89.2% and prostate cancer to 98.9%.

* Nearly 80% of new lung cancer cases are former and never smokers – 20.9% current smokers, 60% former smokers, and 17.9% never smokers. why is this even a question? Are you blaming the patient!!!

* Lung Cancer is the least funded cancer in terms of research dollars per death of all the major cancers, and one of the only cancers where patients are routinely blamed as responsible for their condition. LC is funded at 1/20 of the research breast cancer gets. Yet, LC kills more than breast, and has since 1987.

* * 60% of East Asian women who are never smokers who get lung cancer have a genetic mutation that is driving the lung cancer, and are usually responsive to a targeted drug therapy for the first line of defense in lieu of taking radiation or chemotherapy or surgery as the first options!

* A non-smoking woman is more likely to die of lung cancer than breast cancer.

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