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JanRH shared a new story 2 days, 1 hour ago

My husband, son and I were driving home from visiting my mother for Mother’s Day and the traffic was awful! Traffic came to a sudden stop with the exception of the car behind us. They rear ended us, pushed us into […]

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pantelas commented on the post, How Do We Win when Even Doctors Buy into the Stigma? 2 days, 3 hours ago

Donna, I couldn’t agree more. I’ve had a noted lung cancer doc tell me that the patients he sees that tell him that they never smoked are lying. It’s a hell of a thing for a doc to say, but even worse that he believes it!

Both American Cancer Society and American Lung Association feed into this by spending all their efforts on smoking cessation…

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Jbarano commented on the post, How Do We Win when Even Doctors Buy into the Stigma? 2 days, 3 hours ago

I can also attest to this dilemma. My cancer was caught by accident with a CEA test done by the lab my husband worked in. I had no symptoms and was into fitness most of my life. Also, never smoked. My primary doc had to be convinced to order a chest xray, as she put it, “you’re so healthy and all of your other blood work is great.” I’m not sure…