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Shedding light on lung cancer

Vigil aims to raise awareness of devastating disease

Smith and two other speakers will be on a panel discussing different paths to help and support. One of the other speakers will be a lung cancer survivor that didn’t smoke, and the other is a former caregiver.

Instead of candles, those in attendance at the conference will be given glow sticks to hold during a slide show of people affected by lung cancer. According to the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer in non-smoking women is the fastest growing cancer in women, and that only one in 10 people who smoke get lung cancer.

“Early screening and early detection of lung cancer has been a goal of the Alliance. I am a prime example that it works. If I did not have a pro-active family doctor, I firmly believe my cancer would not have been found in time to save my life,” said Smith.

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