Posts in the “Stigma Stigma” category:

Lung cancer survivors urged to share story, but stigma proves a challenge

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The Lung Association is reaching out to lung cancer survivors and their families in the hopes of hearing about their personal experiences, but they say the stigma attached to the disease is proving to be a challenge. Robert MacDonald’s father died from lung cancer in 2011. He says the community and health professionals were very […]

Understanding the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 12th, 2014 |

Date: 5/12/14 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Nurse Advisor Author: Kathy Boltz http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/understanding-the-stigma-of-lung-cancer/article/346502/ A study consisting of lung cancer patients, primarily smokers 51 to 79 years old, is shedding more light on the stigma often felt by these patients, the emotional toll it can have, and how health providers can help. “It’s eye opening when a […]

Unraveling the ‘Black Ribbon’ Around Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 17th, 2014 |

Date: 4/17/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-unraveling-black-ribbon-lung-cancer.html It’s not uncommon these days to find a colored ribbon representing a disease. A pink ribbon is well known to signify breast cancer. But what color ribbon does one think of with lung cancer? Although white has been identified as the designated color, for […]

Menlo Park Woman Helping to Change the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 8th, 2014 |

Date: 4/8/14 Outlet Full Name: NBC Bay Area Author: Stephanie Chuang, Liza Meak, David Burgess http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/health/Menlo-Park-Woman-Helping-to-Change-the-Stigma-of-Lung-Cancer-254237991.html Follow Link above to view video Molly Golbon doesn’t take much for granted these days. The 39-year old married working mom of two knows life can take unexpected turns. For her, it came with a pain in her throat, […]

Ask a Doctor column: Lung cancer affects more than smokers

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 22nd, 2013 |

News Headline: Ask a Doctor column: Lung cancer affects more than smokers Date:  11/22/13 Outlet Full Name:  Wisconsin Rapids Tribune Author: Mindy Gribble http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/article/20131125/WRT04/311260013/Ask-Doctor-column-Lung-cancer-affects-more-than-smokers Question: Is it true that only smokers get lung cancer? Answer: It’s really not true at all. It’s one of the myths about lung cancer that I’d like to address during November, […]

Stigma lingers for deadliest cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 30th, 2013 |

News Headline: Stigma lingers for deadliest cancer Date: 10/30/2013 Outlet Full Name: CNN Author: Dr. Lecia V. Sequist http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/health/sequist-lung-cancer-stigma/index.html?hpt=hp_t3 Editor’s note: Dr. Lecia V. Sequist is a medical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. and a member of the LUNGevity Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board. […]

Stigma Lingers For Deadliest Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 30th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Stigma Lingers For Deadliest Cancer Date:  10/30/13 Outlet Full Name:  CNN Author:  Lecia Sequist http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/health/sequist-lung-cancer-stigma/ (CNN) — My patient, “Judy,” is one of more than 228,000 Americans this year who will be diagnosed with lung cancer. And like most of her fellow lung cancer patients, she is struggling not only to learn all […]

Cancer: The blame game

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 13th, 2013 |

News Headline: Cancer: The blame game Date:  10/13/13 Outlet Full Name: The Independent Author Name: Charlotte Huff http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/cancer-the-blame-game-8879742.html After Linnea Duff learnt at the age of 45 that she had developed lung cancer, she practically encouraged people to ask if she had ever smoked. But in the eight years since, her feelings have soured considerably on the too-frequent […]

Non-smokers are not immune to lung cancer: Linda Rhodes

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 14th, 2013 |

News Headline: Non-smokers are not immune to lung cancer: Linda Rhodes Date: 8/14/13 Outlet Full Name: Penn Live Author Name: Dr. Linda Rhodes http://www.pennlive.com/living/index.ssf/2013/08/lung_cancer_non-smokers_are_no.html Q: My father seems to think that he can ignore his symptoms of lung cancer, because he never smoked. Can you please let him know that’s just not the case? A: […]

Blame Smokers? Absolutely Not!

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2013 |

News Headline: Blame Smokers? Absolutely Not! Date: 8/12/13 Outlet Full Name: Medscape Today Author Name: Mark G. Kris, MD http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/809092 (Follow the link to watch the video.) 84% of Lung Cancer Patients Are Nonsmokers Hi. This is Mark Kris from Memorial Sloan-Kettering. I would like to follow up on a recent study about the guilt […]