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Lung Cancer

The Real Faces of Lung Cancer: One Woman's Journey to Survive

Harold Wimmer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Today, I want to share the story of Janet Freeman-Daily from Seattle, Washington. She is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor and advocate in the fight against lung cancer.

A Milestone Announcement: CVS Caremark Becomes First Major Drug Store to Ban Tobacco Sales

Harold Wimmer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

With CVS Caremark's announcement yesterday that they will no longer sell tobacco products, including cigarettes, at all CVS/pharmacy locations, the company took a bold step. This, I'm proud to say, is a great moment in the fight against tobacco.

CVS Makes the Right Call on Tobacco

Anthony Hatcher | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Anthony Hatcher

A paradox I recall from my youth was the juxtaposition of a cigarette machine at the front of the store and medicine to treat smoking-related diseases housed at the rear.

Bride Plans Wedding In 24 Hours So Dying Mom Could Be There

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide When Aly Femia's mother, Mary Quinn, went to the doctor to check on a pain she was feeling in her neck, she never...

Let's Stop Judging Lung Cancer Patients

James Calder | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact
James Calder

Someone that I love dearly and respect greatly was diagnosed with lung cancer. When I talk to people about it, their first response is usually... "I didn't know he smoked." It's a good opportunity to educate people, but I am sure it gets old for non-smoking lung cancer patients.

Meditate or Medicate?

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Living with cancer means learning to live with the idea of cancer; knowing that it is hibernating in my body and could come raging out at any time. I need to compartmentalize it, in fact even forget about it, so that I can find joy in the time that I have.

My One Nightstand: A Story of Cancer, Addiction, and Furniture

Oral Fixation | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

My nightstand served as a holding tank for the turquoise kidney shaped throw-up trays I'd need over five years of chemo. It converted to a trashcan for all of the Kleenex used to wipe the vomit off my face. It displayed fish tanks, terrariums and cool lamps. It housed the first love letter I ever received. When I moved away from home, my nightstand naturally came with me.

End the Tobacco Epidemic: Enough is Enough -- Together, We Can Save Half a Million Lives Every Year

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Without stronger laws to protect people, the door is left wide open for the tobacco industry to take advantage. Cigarette manufacturers have bought companies that make e-cigarettes, cigars and smokeless tobacco products to grow their empire, increase profits and maintain power over our youth.

Smoking Gun: 50th Anniversary of Tobacco-Cancer Connection

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

As Phillip Morris said in their Virginia Slims ad, attempting to attract female smokers by tapping into the women's liberation movement, "You've come a long way, baby." But the truth is tobacco remains a formidable problem, baby.

Don't Sweat It -- My Lifelong Love/Hate Relationship with Exercise

Jennifer Glass | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

After swimming I'll spend a few minutes in the hot-tub, then have a little schvitz. In the sauna the steam hisses and envelops me. My body feels well-worked as my mind and muscles relax. While I may not be the strongest, the fastest or the "most fit" person at the gym, at this point I just don't sweat it.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

Rate Of New Lung Cancer Cases Drops In US

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The rate of new lung cancer cases is decreasing in the United States, according to a new government report. The Centers for Disease Control and Pre...

Start Your Year Off Right -- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer

Harold Wimmer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Harold Wimmer

Compiled all your New Year's resolutions, have you? Bet you don't have this one on your list, but it could save your life: Test your home for radon.

At the Top of My Lungs: Luna de Miel

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

Harlan and I were just learning how to be married when I was diagnosed with lung cancer. Since January we have lived in the shadow of my illness, and it was starting to define us. We needed to see our marriage and ourselves in a new light.

Pursuing Adventure Despite A Diagnosis

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I remembered why I went traveling in the first place. To see new things, of course, but also to see what I was made of. So I may move a little more slowly, perhaps with a bit more caution, but off we go. I will not let cancer get my goat.

At the Top of My Lungs: Waiting to Exhale

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My most recent CT scan came back with encouraging results. The tumors in my neck have all but disappeared and the primary tumor in my lung has not grown. For now, we can say that my cancer seems to be contained and we are working to manage it so that it does not grow or spread again.

At the Top of My Lungs: Mama

Jennifer Glass | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

I remember her cool hands on my forehead hot with fever, and bowls of soup when I had a cold. If only a mother's healing powers could soothe away a tumor, and I could see her in the morning with the sunshine on my face.

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.

Anyone Who Breathes Air Can Get Lung Cancer

Dr. Lecia V. Sequist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Lecia V. Sequist

For the first time, the World Health Organization recently declared air pollution as a leading cause of lung cancer. In short, anyone with lungs, anyone who breathes air, can get lung cancer.

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.

At the Top of My Lungs: Facebook Force Field (Social Media, Social Me)

Jennifer Glass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

When I stumble, there are so many virtual hands to catch me. People come together from all parts of my life to shield me, not from sadness or pain, but from ever feeling that I am going through this alone.

Could an Apple a Day Help With Cancer Prevention?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

Apples contain cell protective plant chemicals called flavonoids, which act as antioxidants by scavenging free radicals that are destructive to your genes and by supporting normal inflammation control.

I Had 'Asthma' for 12 Years -- Until I Found Out It Was Cancer

Kerry Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Miller

The tumor was slow-growing and had been the source of my "asthma" over the past 12 years.

At the Top of My Lungs: FearLess

Jennifer Glass | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

There are days when this beast of a disease lays me low, but those days are the exception not the rule. The best days are those when I am surrounded by friends and bolstered by their support.