Posts in the “Women Women” category:

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 http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay687757_20140513_Lung_Cancer_Not_on_Many_Women_s_Radar__Survey.html 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)… Read More

Valerie Harper Raising Awareness for Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: ABC 7 News Author: Sapna Parikh http://7online.com/archive/9536446/ She was a fan favorite on Dancing With the Stars and chose to compete even after receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis. Now, actress Valerie Harper is using her lung cancer to raise awareness on this leading cause of death among women. “Women need… Read More

Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 24th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Disease to Become the Biggest Cancer Killer Among Women Because of the Number Who Took Up Smoking in the 1960s Date: 4/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Daily Mail UK Author: Amanda Williams http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2611861/Lung-disease-biggest-cancer-killer-women-overtaking-breast-cancer-number-took-smoking-1960s.html Lung cancer will soon become the biggest cancer killer among women – overtaking breast cancer – because of the number… Read More

Valerie Harper Signs, Seals, and Delivers Another Role

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 18th, 2014 |

Date: 4/18/14 Outlet Full Name: Los Angeles Times Author: Susan King http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-mn-valerie-harper-signed-sealed-delivered-20140419,0,7986331.story#axzz2zXIOvnjb Valerie Harper is positively radiant these days. There’s a sparkle in her eyes and a genuine warmth in her smile. Why not? She’s defied the odds. Early last year, Harper was told she had three months to live. Harper, a non-smoker who had… Read More

Valerie Harper says she’s no longer dying of cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 16th, 2014 |

Date: 4/16/14 Outlet Full Name: USA Today Author: Maria Puente http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2014/04/16/valerie-harper-says-shes-no-longer-dying-of-cancer/7775887/ Here’s another reminder that doctors aren’t always right and even “terminal” cancer isn’t always a death sentence: Beloved TV actress Valerie Harper, who last year announced she had only months to live, now says she is “cancer-free.” “I’m now the poster child for not… Read More

Woman Documents One Year Of Lung Cancer Diagnosis By Taking One Photograph Every Day Date: 4/3/14

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 3rd, 2014 |

Date: 4/3/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: N/A http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/03/lung-cancer-woman-photo-series-every-day-one-year-_n_5084736.html Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2013, just four months after getting married. But instead of curling up in a ball and letting dark clouds form overhead, she decided to fight her diagnosis by documenting her journey. Every day for one year,… Read More

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 http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/28/on-the-record-with-meghan-obrien/ack89b3/?page=1 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… Read More

Lung Cancer: Germline Mutation Predisposes Women Who Never Smoked

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 24th, 2014 |

Date: 3/24/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Research Author: N/A http://medicalresearch.com/cancer-_-oncology/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-germline-mutation-predisposes-women-never-smoked/4362/ Dr. Gazdar: We describe the characteristics of lung cancers arising in subjects who inherited a germline mutation that predisposes to lung cancer. The mutation is rare in the general populations, and is inherited equally by both sexes. However it is a potent predisposing gene, and… Read More

Lung Cancer Rates Climb by Three Quarters in Women While Halving in Men

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 20th, 2014 |

Date: 3/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-03-lung-cancer-climb-quarters-women.html Lung cancer rates in women have risen by a staggering three quarters (73 per cent) over the last forty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures released today. But while the rate for women has continued to climb, the figures show lung cancer… Read More

Hormone Therapy Linked to Better Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis In Women

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: Hormone Therapy Linked to Better Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis In Women Date: 2/26/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: No author http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-02-hormone-therapy-linked-survival-lung.html Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may be a factor in this… Read More