The Stigma of Lung Cancer Hurts Everybody!

When I started advocating for lung cancer, I didn’t understand why the stigma against lung cancer patients is so strong. I didn’t realize what smoking indicates and how this stigma affects everybody. I then connected the dots that lung cancer has the lowest funding comparing with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer, although lung cancer has the highest death rate.

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。

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