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Lung Cancer

Does This Cancer Make My Butt Look Big?

Holly Robinson | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

Whether Elsie dies from cancer or not, she has beaten it. It has not beaten her. She has seen her own mortality and embraced it. She has allowed herself to be open and vulnerable and therefore closer to people she knows.

Catch Up, Part 2: August 29-September 10

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Everyone that I've met on this run would have absolutely loved Jill. She had one of those personalities with which people could immediately relate. She would also be proud that we have been able to educate people about the daunting truth of lung cancer.

Catch Up, Part 1: August 16-28

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

This is an update on The Great Lung Run, my 3,500-mile run across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

Another Belated Update

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

Second was the long Thursday, made longer when Google Maps directed Bob and me down a road that ended at a creek with a very steep bank. Did I mention I was already about 34 miles in for the day and was only about two miles from the hotel if not for that darn creek?!

Retroactive Update: August 5-12

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

It has been such a great privilege these last two weeks to visit old friends and make new ones. One question that inevitably continues to come up as I visit more people is what I will do after the run.

Mitt Romney Didn't Kill Joe Soptic's Wife -- We All Did

Rob Densen | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Rob Densen

Joe, we're sorry for your loss. But we're sorrier still that your story has been used to further obscure the fact that we are all complicit in the ongoing human tragedy of lung cancer.

What Happens To Your Lungs With And Without Smoking, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How long does it take for someone's lungs to heal after they quit smoking? Dr. Oz, Emmy Award-winning doctor, television host and author told me some ...

Week 1 of the Great Lung Run

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

We are one week into this adventure, and it is time for updates! I am still running across the country to raise money and awareness for lung cancer. I am taking on this challenge in honor of a dear childhood friend, Jill Costello, who lost her battle with lung cancer at just 22.

I'm The Chick Running From New York To San Francisco

Kelcey Harrison | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelcey Harrison

I'm just your average 24-year-old who grew up in San Francisco, went to Harvard University, and moved to New York soon after college... And now I'm running across the country, 30 miles a day, to raise money and awareness for lung cancer.

Training for a 122-Mile Vegas Bike Ride & Trying Not to Be A Wimp About It

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I'm training for a 122-mile bike ride in Las Vegas in September. While trying to get in shape I'm also fundraising for cancer research, specifically for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Dangers and Stigma of Smoking Have Helped Snuff Lung Cancer's Lethal Toll -- But Still Not Enough

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Smokers should beware: Even if you stop, it doesn't wipe the slate clean. Damage caused by smoking can linger for decades. And if you're a nonsmoker, you're not necessarily free from harm either.

CA's Cigarette Tax: The Votes Are In

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.22.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research has failed by less than a percentage poin...

An Open Letter To The California Hispanic Chambers Of Commerce

Felix Aguilar | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Felix Aguilar

Each year, 36,600 adults in California die from smoking. These aren't just numbers, rather they represent someone's father, mother, brother, sister or friend. These families will never be the same after experiencing a preventable loss.

Visiting Bernice

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.18.2012 | Women
Ruth Neubauer

One year and three chemotherapy treatments later, she still has a wicked sense of humor, albeit a slowed-down delivery. And although only a tuft of hair has grown back, she is still beautiful.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Donna Summer's Death Highlights Risk Of Lung Cancer For Blacks | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's estimated that some 88,000 men and 70,000 women die from lung cancer each year, and for African Americans like disco legend Donna Summer, who rep...

Montezuma Castle & A Mom's Magical Gifts

Meg Pier | Posted 07.09.2012 | Fifty
Meg Pier

Just as the sparse landscape of the Sinagua is a monument to survival skills and, ultimately, surrender, my mother's legacy will include rising to challenges and bowing to the inevitable.

John Celock

Big Guns Behind Kansas Smokeless Tobacco Plan | John Celock | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are considering a resolution that would require state health officials to conduct a study about the health effects of smokeless tobac...

Lung Cancer May Have Been Fruit Pit From 1984

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.27.2012 | Weird News

Lung cancer is always the pits, but sometimes the pit isn't lung cancer. Florida woman Blanca Riveron, 62, was horrified to hear that she may have ...

'Big Love' Actor Luke Askew Dies Of Lung Cancer At Age 80: How Is Age A Factor In Cancer?

Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living

"Big Love" actor Luke Askew died from lung cancer last month in his home in Oregon, according to news reports. The actor, who also acted in "Cool ...

Cancer in the Ransom Note

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Why should cancer patients in the United States and Canada -- and those who love or diagnose them -- care about a report about looming water shortages in distant countries such as South Africa and Argentina?

The Real-Life Mrs. McClusky ain't No Desperate Housewife

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

I learned that in real life this two-time Emmy®-award winning actress and lung cancer patient -- she's been diagnosed with it twice -- has more grit than either of her characters.

Terminal Patient Sells Lifelong Antique Collection For Cancer Research | Posted 02.13.2012 | Impact

Andrea Clary Vos may be battling stage four lung cancer, but she said she's more determined than ever to make sure she leaves behind "less of a mess (...

Football Wife's Death Sheds Light On Lung Cancer Among Non-Smokers

Posted 11.19.2012 | Black Voices

Lakeasha Monique Rutledge Draft "courageously faced lung cancer, showing us all with every breath that we all need to hold onto life and love with bot...

Lung Cancer and the Black Community

Sarah Lewis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Black Voices
Sarah Lewis

Health statistics tell an ugly story about Black America. By leagues, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America and if the overall statistics are bad, the numbers for African-Americans are even worse.

Astoria Characters: The Kindred Spirit

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Thanksgiving time, and Kim Parshley is getting ready to make her famous pumpkin pie. She wishes the recipe had been handed down from her grandmother. It wasn't; she was left to concoct it all by herself.