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The Ever-Changing Face of Lung Cancer

September 8th, 2015
In 2008, I lost my father to lung cancer. The diagnosis came just three short months before his death at age 80. He was a lifetime smoker, having picked up the bad habit at the young age of 17. The dangers of cigarette smoking were years away from being unveiled and back in the 1940s, smoking was “socially acceptable.” But in 2006, the world was shocked by the passing of Dana Reeve, widow…