Not In The Pink: As Breast Cancer Awareness Month Rolls In, We’re Thinking of You, Meso Patients

October 8, 2014

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and that means pink-branded soda cans, retail emails and coupons galore — not to mention “pink” in places where you might not expect it, like football games and airports. Yep, it’s that time of year again where our whole country goes pink-brained. And that’s good: Breast Cancer is an ever-increasing cancer with a habit of taking our once-healthy mothers, sisters and best friends and taking their lives for a groundbreaking, earth-shattering and sometimes even fatal spin.

Breast cancer is the worst. We get it, 100%, we’re in.

But let’s not forget about the other cancers. We wrote last year about the month that comes after Breast Cancer Awareness Month… it’s called Lung Cancer Awareness Month. And while most people have heard of lung cancer or even know of someone who has battled the cancer, very few people are aware that lung cancers are so bad that there’s a whole month devoted to them, too.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has got to be so popular, so pink because it affects the lives of the women we love and their families. But so does lung cancer.

Let’s look at the numbers:

Breast cancer kills around 40,000 women each year

That’s a HUGE number. But, it doesn’t beat the amount of deaths that come from lung cancer.

In fact, lung cancer kills close to twice as many women each year.

You read that right: Lung cancer kills 72,330 women each year.

You bet that Breast Cancer Awareness Month deserves its spot, its popularity and its pink this month. After all, breast cancer is the second biggest cause of cancer death in women.

But lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer death in women. And Lung Cancer Awareness month that comes each year every November? We’ve got to start raising that awareness in women and the men who love them, big time.

At Baron and Budd we understand just how devastating it can be when a family loses a mother, when a sister loses her partner-since-birth, when a best friend loses her glue.

But there are more things hurting women today than breast cancer, and in a word, it’s lung cancer.

Lung cancer may never get the limelight they deserve. But never forget: when a woman is lost to lung cancer or to mesothelioma, she matters just as much.

So in this time where we are all thinking pink and doing what we can to raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s not forget about the mothers, sisters and best friends with lung cancer and mesothelioma who are fighting for their lives each day.

We encourage you to share this post with the women in your life. And if you or someone you know is suffering from mesothelioma, you can contact one of our lawyers at (866) 538-0485 or email us here to find out how we can help you fight back from asbestos exposure (asbestos being the sole cause of mesothelioma that, believe it or not, is STILL not banned in the US today). Now remember, all women matter… and all cancers? They are all just as bad as the next.