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Over the last few years, I've had numerous discussions with smokers, former smokers, their loved ones and healthcare providers about the risk factors for lung cancer and the benefit of early detection. I hope sharing my knowledge and many of your stories will help make an impact on this deadly disease.

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Valerie Harpers Brain Cancer Likely Related to Previous Lung Cancer

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Reports of another celebrity in the news with lung cancer. Valerie Harper, a star known as Rhoda Morgenstern on the Mary Tyler Moore show has been diagnosed with a rare brain cancer known as leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The leptomeningeal carcinomatosis is a rare form of terminal brain cancer that is likely related to the lung cancer that she had battled four years prior. Valerie Harper was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009 which was discovered when Valerie had broken her wrist. When she had gone in for surgery the doctor suggested a pre-op chest x-ray as preparation. The x-ray had shown a spot on her right lobe.  Valerie was surprised when the spot on her right lobe was lung cancer since she was a non-smoker. According to the article, Valerie Harper: Actor, Author, and Lung Cancer Survivor, Valerie was quoted “About 20 percent of lung cancer patients are non-smokers, so it’s time we stop putting this all on smoking and forgetting about all those nonsmokers who are still at risk.” Valerie Harper is one of the many celebrities who deaths have contributed to lung cancer. Click on the following links to read about other celebrities who have perished from lung cancer.


Asbestos Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

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It is known that lung cancer is primarily caused by smoking but there are other risk factors that can cause lung cancer. According to the article, Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk, asbestos is one of the many risk factors for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths in the US killing 160,000 American's each and every year; approximately the population of Dayton, Ohio. Out of 160,000 it is believed that asbestos contributes to about 4,800 deaths each year.


Surviving lung cancer through the help of a support system

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It’s not possible to comprehend how one feels when they are diagnosed with lung cancer.  Lung cancer is devastating not only for the patient themselves but for their family and friends. Those that are struggling with lung cancer are not alone and there are many resources to help them become educated and cope with lung cancer.


Can Drinking Raise Your Risk for Lung Cancer?

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We have always heard that smoking cigarettes can increase your chances for lung cancer but what about drinking alcohol?


We Need More Than Just Anti-Smoking Campaigns | Lung Cancer Awareness

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We have advocated for people to stop smoking, for many reasons, including reducing cancer risk, reducing the chance of heart attack or stroke, getting rid of smokers or morning cough, among numerous other reasons.


The Need for Lung Cancer Awareness

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According to a recent study, an astounding 80% of adults are not aware that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer, with only 12% saying that they know about lung cancer symptoms.


Lung Cancer Feature | Learning About The #1 Cancer Killer

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When compared to other cancers, lung cancer is seemingly unknown. It is often associated with smoking and considered to be very deadly, but few people know anything further than that about the disease.


Supporting Lung Cancer Patients | Be An Advocate

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In one of our past posts during our Real People, Real Lung Cancer Stories series, we featured Barbara, who lost her first husband Erwin and her younger sister Laurie to the disease.


Fighting Lung Cancer Through Early Detection | Early Detection Blood Test

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There is an article that has gotten much recent press, which states that many late-stage cancer patients are likely to misunderstand treatment. An excerpt is below:


From Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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The coming of fall also ushers in the most highly effective awareness and advocacy campaign in health care: October’s Breast Cancer Month. It is a wonderful campaign to raise awareness for the disease, and one that should be used as a guide for similar campaigns.


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