- Published: 21 November 2014
By David Swanson
November has been designated as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Kimberly Buchmeier of Auburn believes the public needs to be made more aware of the disease, which is little known and rarely discussed. More people who have never smoked are being diagnosed with it. “Lung cancer takes more lives than colorectal, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined. I want to help people realize this is not a smoker’s cancer. If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer,” related Buchmeier, who has survived the disease for more than three and one-half years.