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Every year nearly 70,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 40 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in the U.S.  Compared to those who are older or younger than that group, survival rates for young adults with cancer have not increased since 1975.  This may be due to such factors as a lack of health insurance, less participation in clinical trials, or delays in diagnosis of cancer.

The Austin Lacey Fund seeks to improve the rates of cancer diagnosis in young adults with a simple and straight-forward message:
    • Know the warning signs.
    • Get regular checkups.
    • Act early.
Lung cancer claims approximately 160,000 lives every year--almost twice as many women as breast cancer and more than twice as many men as prostate cancer.

You don't have to be a smoker to get lung cancer.  It's a devastating disease that can afflict anyone, regardless of gender or ethnicity.

Video courtesy Leaders of the Lung Cancer Free World,