Tag 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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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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Surgeon General new report on smoking … cigarettes are bad, M’kay

OK, what has gotten a lot of press from a truly extensive Surgeon General’s report on cigarettes released yesterday is a conclusion that “there is no safe level of cigarette smoke.” The media has turned this into “just one cigarette … Continue reading

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Lung cancer doesn’t just kill smokers — The story of Jill Costello

Chris Ballard had an excellent article in this week’s Sports Illustrated. (Normally, I’m not a big fan of Chris Ballard’s stuff, some of it I find kind of trite, but this was his best article yet.). Ballard wrote about a … Continue reading

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