Posts in the “Stigma Stigma” category:

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… Read More

Ending the Stigma

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 7th, 2013 |

News Headline: Ending the Stigma Date: 8/7/13 Outlet Full Name: HuffPost Healthy Living Author Name: Laurie Fenton Ambrose http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-fenton-ambrose/cancer-stigma_b_3690663.html Thanks to advances in medicine that have helped physicians detect, diagnose, treat and monitor cancers with unprecedented success, we have transformed many cancer diagnoses from a sure death sentence to a roadmap for survival. Unfortunately that… Read More

Lung Cancer – The Bias, The Stigma, The Shame, Blame and Guilt

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 24th, 2013 |

By Lynne Eldridge MD, About.com Guide / June 24, 2013 What are your first thoughts when you hear that someone has lung cancer? Take a few seconds and imagine this scenario. What thoughts and questions came to mind? Then think of your first thoughts when you hear someone has breast cancer? Are those thoughts different?… Read More

The Sins of Our Grandfathers

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 21st, 2013 |

By Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology, King’s College London / June 21, 2013 A special report by the New Scientist recently caught my eye. The report by Linda Geddes on June 30, 2012 claims that lung cancer is on the rise and focuses on the difficulties of getting funding for an illness that most… Read More

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 19th, 2013 |

By Niuniu Teo / 19 Jun 2013 Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the disease are former smokers, and an additional 15 percent never smoked at all. For Chris Draft, a former San Francisco 49ers linebacker… Read More

Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 19th, 2013 |

News Headline: Not just a smoker’s disease — Former NFL player raises awareness for lung cancer Date: 6/19/2013 Outlet Full Name: Peninsula Press Author: Niuniu Teo Lung cancer is often perceived as a smoker’s disease. But a hard look at lung cancer diagnosis data reveals that 45 percent of patients with the disease are former… Read More

Do You Think Lung Cancer is Shameful?

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 13th, 2013 |

By Heather Millar / June 13, 2013 I just took an on-line test from The Lung Cancer Project, a joint effort of the oncology biotech company Genentech and leading academic researchers in psychology and oncology. I’m a little bit stunned: It seems that I strongly associate lung cancer with the word, “shameful,” and that I… Read More

ASCO: Meeting Highlights 49 Years of Progress

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 30th, 2013 |

By Michael Smith / May 30, 2013 CHICAGO — Attitudes toward lung cancer are markedly more negative than those toward breast cancer, researchers will report at the annual meeting here of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. That’s true regardless of whether the attitudes are explicitly expressed or unconscious, according to Joan Schiller, MD, of… Read More

Run Amuck with the Duck Brings Attention to Non-Smoking Women with Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 7th, 2013 | No comments

Kristine Crane /March 7, 2013 Many people in their 20s are too busy complaining about their parents to think about what it would be like to lose them. But for Ginny Lawrimore, 29, of Gainesville, that message hit home when her mother, Janet, was diagnosed two years ago with non-small-cell lung cancer. Lawrimore found a… Read More