dealslung cancer awareness bracelet for $0.00 + free…

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I did a double take when I noticed it wasn't a breast cancer awareness bracelet.

Lung Cancer is the #1 cancer killer. And since it's the most preventable kind, IMO these are the most useful awareness bracelets.

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Sad but true. I participated in a lung cancer awareness event a few years ago for a customer of my previous employer. A young 38 year old woman who never smoked a day in her life had to leave behind a husband and her two-year old son. It was very sad but uplifting to see all the support that was there for the family.

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I SUPORT THE LUNG CANCER PEOPLE I CARE ABOUT THEM A LOT I LIKE TO HELP THEM OUT BY PUTING STUFF OUT TO SUPORT THEM AS MUCH I CAN.

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Who downvotes lung cancer awareness :/

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Finally something that will keep my cigarette holder from opening up! But in all seriousness, I don't feel taking one of these freebies is right. Instead of spending money to produce these bracelets, I feel it would of been best used towards useful research.

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@bknabl: The theory behind the bracelet is to spread awareness so that it's in the back of people's minds. The way they see it, if they spend 20 cents making a bracelet and it encourages/reminds someone to donate $20 to cancer research, then it did its job 100 times over.

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I survived this (no remission so far after 6 years), it's not only not fun, it's painful and it scars you forever (visible in x-ray). Thanks for posting this.

Whoever downvoted this can go to hell.

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Lost a step dad to lung cancer. Went unnoticed too long. I will wear this until I die.

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@monkeysmine: Who sells cancer-causing addictive and noxious poison tubes?

Personally, I can't up-vote this one enough. Great post!

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Lung cancer is a terrible disease that, as noted, has no early symptoms I support a fibrolamellor hepatocellular (liver cancer) fund raising site. I am not aware of this company. Wearing the bracelet to raise awareness can certainly do some good. However, it would appear to me that these people are a profit-making organization selling their testing. I would not support this type of venture. It is analagous to me of the buses that travel around offering full body scans at a fairly minimal cost. However, I have not personally known anyone who was diagnosed this way. Liver/lung function tests are available from your physician via xray and blood work done usually as part of a routine physical examination. I don't think this company is out of line, but I just would donate funds for the research for the cures to legitimate fund raising organizations instead of a commerical enterprise. JMO

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@coconutextreme: Would you rather they go with?

In my opinion, it would be better for only one family member to reside 6 feet under than just one.

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@klozitshoper: I have no problem with this at at all. If it wasn't for a lot of for-profit research companies, doctors, hospitals and healthcare providers, I wouldn't be here today.

Do remember that just about all of today's medicine are run by for-profit organizations; even though most of the discoveries were made by university researchers through public funding. It's a sick system, but unfortunately that's the way it is.

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@lll0228: Congratulations that's great! I'm sorry you (or anyone) had to go through it at all though.

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I'm just gonna chime in and note that people already know smoking is bad for you and gives you lung cancer, and they do it anyway. Generally speaking, it's their choice to make. Someone close to you smoke and you'd like them to stop so they can maybe live longer? Great. Have a straight up talk with them instead of wearing a bracelet around and hoping your passive aggressive approach changes their mind.

But...that's just, like, my opinion, man.

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My grandmother had and was treated for lung cancer. Luckily they caught it early and it was successfully removed surgically. In for one definitely.

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My mother was just diagnosed with lung cancer, and is facing radiation treatment since she's not well enough to have surgery. If anyone is even remotely thinking about taking up smoking, don't be an idiot. It's not worth it, and chances are pretty good you will have one heck of a time quitting (I've heard it's more addictive than illegal drugs) once you start.

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@flaxon: The point of wearing the bracelet isn't to try and get people to quit smoking. Many people get lung cancer and they never smoke. It is just a way of showing support. As somebody who has worked in health care, and is currently a student switching to a different career still in health care I have seen many people with various forms of cancer many of whom live very "healthy" lives and never smoked. Glad to support them.

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My friend's father passed away bacause of lung cancer too...He kept smoking for many years, when awared the serious situation it was too late. For smokers or second-hand smokers, smoking is bad for all of us. What we should do to resue our family and friends is here--start from raising awareness.

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This is not just about spreading awareness - this is about building a database of prospective supporters. The MO is to give you a freebie (like an address sticker or plastic bracelet. Either way the idea is to turn you into a cash cow with a sense of IOU.

Make no mistake, there are many excellent cancer related charities that are worthy of a donation, but its your hard-earned cash and you want to see it used well, so check before you give! Not all charities are equally effective at translating your donation into the desired action. See e.g. http://www.charitynavigator.org/

You can see a bunch of rated lung cancer charities at
http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?keyword_list=lung+cancer&Submit2=GO&bay=search.results

So go, give! Be proactive, and check before you do.

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@coconutextreme: My boyfriend was only 18 when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He had never smoked a day in his life and is now living with 1 1/2 lungs. It can happen to anyone...

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@flaxon: You don't have to smoke to get lung cancer! Ask my boyfriend and all the other people who have gotten it without ever touching a cigarette. This is raise awareness about lung cancer, not tell people not to smoke!

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My mother died of lung cancer and I am a smoker too. I'm counting on it to take me way before the remaining 40 years I would have had to endure on this collapsing planet.

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@amberrose811:
If I'm reading this correctly, this is not about lung cancer awareness in general, but about early detection. The site owners (Oncimmune) supply a diagnostic service. Cancer prevention is the very best way to deal with cancer! So avoiding high risk behavior is key. If however there are unavoidable (or unavoided) risks the next best thing is early detection, and testing like this is important as early detection and treatment gives you the best chance of survival.