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Joelle R.

My sister's mother was diagnosed with lung cancer last year (2015) and passed this month (August 2016).

Early detection is important to me because it can truly save lives for a person to have the opportunity to have adequate chemo and radiation treatments. First and foremost, it is important to have a physician that can refer to a patient's chart prior to each visit and encourage patients to get screened for cancer and catch the signs and symptoms early on.

Had she had a physician that did such and referred her to an oncologist, I believe her chance of survival would have increased. May she rest in peace.

First published: October 27, 2016

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