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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Key to Surviving #1 Cancer Killer: Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and we have our work cut out for us. Many Americans are woefully unaware that lung cancer is the lea...

Partnering With Patients To Find Cures

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

We count everything that has happened this year as progress, knowing that working together leads to scientific breakthroughs and programs that ease patient suffering. For me, these successes not only help me shake off the blues, but they also fuel my hope that victory is imminent against this dreadful and frightening disease.

The Stigma Ends Now

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

It is time to stop the stigma and realign the way we think about this disease. Lung cancer is a public health problem that needs to be addressed, regardless of how it came about. We need to take care of those who are sick and stop blaming patients for their condition.

You Only Think You're Aware! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Impacts Everyone

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Increased awareness is vital in our fight because that is what drives the research and funding needed to eradicate this disease. Individual people can have a huge impact, and now is time to focus our efforts on transforming lung cancer into a survivable disease.

A Lung Cancer Story

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammara Fort

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer, should no longer be invisible. Please help to shine the light on this horrible disease by breaking the shackles of inaction and getting involved.

No One Deserves Lung Cancer

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Seyler

I am confident that if the medical community, research community, business community, elected officials, patients, advocates, and family members all come together -- we could dedicate the necessary resources to combat this deadly disease.

It's Time to Topple Lung Cancer from its Perch Atop the Cancer Heap

Harold Wimmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is a double-edged sword. While it puts a spotlight on lung cancer, raising funds and building awareness, that spotlight only lasts 30 days, and lung cancer is taking close to 160,000 lives each year.

Smokeout Day 2012: Realities Behind the New Numbers

Dr. Daniel Seidman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Daniel Seidman

While adult smoking rates in the general population were cut in half between 1965 and 2004, the ratio of heavy and dependent smokers who meet the psychiatric definition of "nicotine dependence" is steadily rising.

8 Famous Faces Who Have Been Touched By Lung Cancer

Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Each year, 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 150,000 die from the disease -- more than from any other type of cancer. ...

There Is Life After Lung Cancer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Michelle Graff-Radford was 47 the first time she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The diagnosis stunned her. A non-smoker who taught 10 yoga and fit...

Lung Cancer: Let's Get Ready to Rumble

Rob Densen | Posted 01.01.2012 | Impact
Rob Densen

As for our family, we don't question why lung cancer happens and why it happened to ours. What we don't understand is why we are not much further along in the fight against this awful disease.