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    Six Common Cancer Mythis Debunked by Karen Knudsen, PH.D

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      andreacha

      Good article. I think I've heard each of these from others over the years. If they only knew how little they knew...………………….

      30 days ago
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      GregP_WN

      By now I agree, I've heard most of them, but every now and then there is a new one that pops up that makes me shake my head.

      30 days ago
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    Breast cancer in men is not as well known as other cancers but is just as deadly as it's usually not caught early. Do you personally know of a man with breast cancer? 2550 men are diagnosed each year.

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    What do you think about the graphic quit smoking ads that are running on TV?

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      Carool

      I think these ads are great and might encourage - scare - some tobacco users to quit.

      @Bengal, I had a similar experience when going for my daily radiation at MSK, and I said very similar things. I couldn’t believe how ANY cancer hospital employee could continue smoking, given that the hospital was filled with patients whose cancers could be linked to tobacco use (and, yes, many other patients with the same cancers but who’d never used tobacco). I have a Jackie Gleason’s-mouth-sized mouth, and as I passed the smokers, I’d say, “HOW can ANYONE smoke here?” I do know it’s the hardest addiction to quit.

      about 1 month ago
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      GregP_WN

      I had an acquaintance from a mutual friend who had lung cancer, stage IV, it was inoperable and he was told to just go home and get on hospice. He was a big smoker and kept right on smoking, even with oxygen hooked up. He was in a hospital bed in the living room just smoking away. I stopped to visit one day and got out quickly, just before the explosion, I hoped. He said, "what difference does it make now if I quit"? I guess he had a point.

      about 1 month ago
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      KB2013

      Bengal, you can show an alcoholic what d t’s look like but, it won’t result in their opting for sobriety; same with heroin users. Only 20% of smokers get LC so, these ads are misleading at best and tend to place blame on the dying former smoker. I’ve asked oncology nurses in my unit why I’ve seen them standing huddled in the parking lot smoking and they say it’s due to the stress of their job.

      about 1 month ago