"Please do not light that cigarette around me."
"I can smell the smoke on you."
These are all very familiar sentences running through people's head whenever there is a smoker nearby. I can relate because this is how I react whenever I smelt the remnants for cigarettes. In fact I use to break people's cigarettes just before they lit it because I thought it was my way of saving people. That was also before I became aware of all the other factors that caused cancer.
For me cancer is a very personal and serious issue. My father died from lung cancer when I was 23. He was a smoker and though he was aware of the dangers smoking caused, his addiction was stronger than his will to keep himself healthy. When he passed I hated to see anyone smoking around me. Even to this day I look at smokers and I am amazed that they actually light a cigarette and put it to their mouth, inhale that black smoke into their lungs and pretend that everything is going to be alright.
CANCER had the ability to take lives and hurt alot of people in the process. It is a constant battle for anyone fight cancer and I an always at awe to how brave and faithful these people are. I do prayer and wish them all the best with a good recovery!!
Recently a fellow blogger, Heather Von St. James, asked me to share my support for the Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Therefore, along with my personal loss, I would like this opportunity to bring some awareness to Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma generally results from occupational asbestos exposure, but there are instances of environmental exposure that can also cause the disease. Often times a family member can be affected indirectly by secondhand exposure from an asbestos worker’s soiled work clothes.
Read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/causes/#ixzz3Jzlf9coN
The more aware people are of how these diseases are caused the easier it is for them to take the necessary steps to avoid exposure and/or start early treatment.
For further information please click on the following links to understand Mesothelioma and the symptoms.
Thank you and remember... please help support the right against cancer.