Category Archives: Lung cancer

Good news everyone! Cancer death rate drops 20 percent in 20 years; Lung cancer death rate down 34 percent

I wrote about this several months ago. The cancer death rate in the U.S. has dropped dramatically in the past few years, especially for lung cancer. Three reasons: 1) Better treatment 2) Better detection and a big one 3) a … Continue reading

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The stigma of lung cancer — do smokers “deserve” lung cancer? (No!)

A very interesting opinion piece that I can personally relate to, about the continuing stigma of lung cancer. I have on a number of occasions no matter how incredibly hard I try to bend over backward to not attack smokers … Continue reading

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The lung cancer and nicotine genes

Yesterday I mentioned the “lung cancer gene.” This is interesting stuff to me, and exciting for a potential cure to lung cancer, the No. 1 cancer killer. Several years ago, researchers isolated a gene mutation that appears to mark whether … Continue reading

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Pot smoking doesn’t cause lung disease: The lung cancer gene, part 1

A study that came out last month determined that occasional post smoking doesn’t cause near the damage to lungs as cigarette smoking. The study followed 5,115 regular pot smokers over the course of 20 years. This reminds me very much … Continue reading

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New study: Cancer death rates in America dropping dramatically!

Great, great news. According to a new study released by the American Cancer Society, cancer death rates have dropped drastically over the past 20 years — 23 percent for men, and 15 percent for women. Two big reasons — better … Continue reading

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National COPD Awareness Month

November is both National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and National COPD Awareness Month: Here’s my contribution to raising awareness Death toll in 2009 All causes 2.4 million 1) Heart disease 600,000 2) Cancer (other than lung cancer) 400,000 3) Lung … Continue reading

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Lung cancer rates dropping for men … and finally for women, too

Great news from the Centers for Disease Control. Compiling data from 2008 (it takes a few years to put this together), in a trend that began in the 1990s, the lung cancer rate for men in the United States continued … Continue reading

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