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Aug 25, 2005

Stigma associated with lung cancer

Stigma associated with lung cancer It is a pity that lung cancer has a stigma associated with the diagnosis. When someone is diagnosed with colon cancer, the society view in a difference perspective compared to someone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Somehow the society feels that the person who is having lung cancer caused this terrible disease to himself or herself.

I agree with the fact that smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer. It is also true that about ninety percent of those who are diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers. Despite all these facts, it is disturbing when the society watches someone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, with skepticism. Unlike many other types of cancer, lung cancer is associated with very low survival rates and prejudiced outlook is the last thing a lung cancer patient deserves. It is the society's responsibility to give support to those of us who have been diagnosed with this deadly ailment.

Also it should be remembered that among those who are diagnosed with lung cancer, there are number of people who have really realized the mistake many years ago and stopped smoking. Even thought the risk of developing lung cancer markedly decreases when someone quits smoking, they still remain at very high risk of developing lung cancer for many years to come.

Of those diagnosed with lung cancer, those who have never smoked suffers additional emotional trauma, because they often cannot accept the fact that they have avoided smoking all their life, but was destined to have this terrible disease.

Let's support them, let's not forge it can happen to us tomorrow, even if we are not smokers.

Scott      Return to Lung Cancer Blog Main

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