In 2017, 28,600 Canadians were diagnosed with lung cancer and 21,100 died of the disease.
The number of lung cancer deaths exceeds the total number of deaths from colorectal cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
The 5-year cancer survival rate has increased from 25% in the 1940s to 60% today.