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Molly Wears a Hat

Why Molly Wears a Hat: She Started Smoking at 15, Developed Cancer by 30

Molly is a 30 year old mother who was working and going to school when she was diagnosed with large cell lung cancer.

As a smoker for half her life, Molly was faced with a terrifying and painful disease that could have been prevented.

Quitting smoking was a no-brainer for Molly. She says she could “smoke and die, or breathe and live.”

Smoking Habit Formed Early

Molly was a teenager when she started smoking. In the beginning, it was a social activity she’d do with her friends: someone would steal cigarettes from a parent or older sibling, and they’d sneak off to the park to smoke them.

Smoking was also a normal part of Molly’s family growing up. Many relatives on both sides of her family smoked. So, frequently being around smokers and smoking, she tended to see it as a normal activity.

Molly’s Advice to Kids & Teens

“Don’t do it!” are Molly’s words of wisdom to teenagers who are feeling pressured to smoke or are thinking about starting the lethal habit. She points out, using herself as an example, it is an activity that slowly kills yourself.

Vowing to live life to the fullest, Molly reminds people, “Don’t take anything for granted. Life is way too short.”

Listen to Molly’s Story

When Mama Wore a Hat

Book Cover for When Mama Wore a HatBecause she didn’t want to scare them, it took Molly a while to be brave enough to tell her kids that she had cancer. When she did, Molly used the illustrated children’s book When Mama Wore a Hat by Eleanor Schick (Wyeth) to help explain what was happening.

Schick, an esteemed children’s author and illustrator, wrote When Mama Wore a Hat, suitable for four to eight year olds, in order to help them understand illness.

To learn more about this book click > When Mama Wore a Hat by Eleanor Schick

Winning the Fight Against Throat Cancer

For smokers, the risk of cancer increases each year they remain a smoker.

One area cancer can greatly effect smokers is in the throat, mouth, and lungs.

Cancer detection, cancer operations, and related procedures are a big business. They amount to billions of dollars being spent each year in medical and hospital expenses.

Another booming business is in the area of advancements and equipment to refine medical procedures that make it easier on patients who get cancer. With a growing world wide smoking epidemic those investing in the sickness industry will remain employed and see their investments grow steadily over time.

The Bad News and the Good News

Robotic Throat Cancer ProcedureIt is disappointing to see such high smoking statistics around the world. That is the bad news.

The good news is medical procedures are getting less traumatic (although less is still quite undesirable). Check out what the Mayo Clinic now offers it patients to help them increase their odds that they won’t die from throat cancer.

Although this is good news, just watch this video to learn how shocking good news is.

Robotic Tongue Cancer Surgery-Mayo Clinic