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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cancer May Be On the Decline, But....

Cancer is on the decline for the first time in 70 years. The New York Times reported:
Much of the decrease is because of a decline in smoking and improved detection and treatment of breast, colorectal and prostate cancers, according to the society.
But, the thing I noticed the most was that while the article mentioned that smoking was on the decline, and gave a listing of cancers from which the death rate has fallen, lung cancer was not among them.

Yet, we keep perpetuating the myth that people get lung cancer from smoking. Lung cancer can happen to anyone, smokers and non-smokers alike.

Lung Cancer AwarenessPosted by Lynda :: 9:55 PM :: 0 people are more aware