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 […]

Lung cancer patients underserved, group says

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 8th, 2014 |

Canadians with lung cancer are underserved compared with those with other types of cancer, the Lung Association of Nova Scotia says. The stigma of a disease largely associated with smoking is one of the reasons for the disparity, says the advocacy group, which aims to bridge the gap in services. Both the Nova Scotia and […]

Lung Cancer Not on Many Women’s Radar: Survey

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Philly Author: Amy Norton U.S. women still see breast cancer as a bigger killer than lung cancer, despite the fact that lung cancer kills more Americans each year — women and men — than any other cancer. That’s one of the findings from a new American Lung Association (ALA) […]

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 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 […]

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 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, […]

On the Record With… Meghan O’Brien

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 30th, 2014 |

Date: 3/30/14 Outlet Full Name: Northwest Herald News Author: Stephen Di Benedetto When Meghan O’Brien tells people she has lung cancer, the first question asked is always, “Did you smoke?” She’s grown tired of answering it since doctors diagnosed the 31-year-old Huntley resident with stage 4 lung cancer nearly two years ago. O’Brien has […]