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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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The lung cancer blame game

The shame, blame and stigma surrounding this deadly disease affects everything from patient follow-through to research funding

Nov. 21, 2017 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch News Service

Most people know that lung cancer is an aggressive killer, triggered by everything from smoking to genetic mutations to environmental toxins. But more and more patients, doctors and researchers are pointing to another harmful influence contributing to the suffering, delayed diagnosis and possibly even early deaths of those hit with the disease: stigma.

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Cancer communication breakdown

Say what?! Confusing medical jargon and topsy-turvy language can leave a lot of patients feeling lost in translation

Sept. 22, 2016 | By Diane Mapes / Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Whether its topsy-turvy language or murky medical jargon, most cancer patients run up against a "lost--in-translation" moment with their doctors. Writer Diane Mapes and Fred Hutch experts weigh in on the importance of good patient-doctor communication.

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