“There’s a huge stigma attached. Because for small cell lung cancer especially, it is highly correlated with smoking and also older people. So I had two stigmas – my age, plus I didn’t smoke. And I wanted to tell the medical team and anybody else, ‘If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer.’”
Montessa, a small cell lung cancer survivor and advocate since 2006, saw firsthand how misconceptions about an illness can create uncertainty about how to move forward or what type of information to look for.
It’s important to stick with what science tells us in order to avoid false or inaccurate information. View our Misconceptions About SCLC infographic to learn more.Download PDF
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