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7 misconceptions about lung cancer

Myths and misinformation still keep many people in the dark – and that’s bad news for their health

Nov. 15, 2018 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

November may be Lung Cancer Awareness Month but many people are unaware that this disease affects nonsmokers or that there is an effective way to screen for it. Take a deep breath an check out these common lung cancer misconceptions.

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Science-based tips for making and keeping healthy New Year’s resolutions

Hit the road to good health in the new year with advice on diet, exercise, sleep and more from Fred Hutch experts

Jan. 2, 2018 | By Kristen Woodward and Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Looking for motivation to help you get off the fat-laden holiday freeway and onto the highway to good health in the new year? Check out these science-based tips from Fred Hutch researchers.

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Smoking after a cancer diagnosis

Lighting up can be a source of shame and treatment complications for cancer patients, but Fred Hutch researchers are here to help them quit

Nov. 16, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Many cancer patients try to quit smoking after diagnosis but can’t because of nicotine’s stronghold on their bodies. Others are so stressed they continue to use cigarettes as a crutch. Researchers at Fred Hutch and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance know that smoking cessation is even more important after a cancer diagnosis and are coming up with new ways to help patients stop.

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