Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BREATHE: if you have lungs you can get lung cancer

The Patriot-News is central Pennsylvania’s award-winning top daily local news source, serving Pennsylvania for 150 storied years.

Dr. Linda Rhodes, Patriot-News Columnist is a former Pennsylvania Secretary of Aging and author of The Essential Guide to Caring for Aging Parents (Penguin 2012).

I am humbled that My Lung Cancer Odyssey continues to raise awareness of lung cancer, specifically the stigmas. … 

... “If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer.”

Remember these symptoms …

Blood in cough
Recurring respiratory infections
Enduring cough that is new or different
Ache or pain in shoulder, back, or chest
Trouble breathing
Hoarseness or wheezing
Exhaustion or weakness

If any of these symptoms are troubling you see a doctor. 

Patrick Leer
Health Activist:
Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @
MultipleSclerosis.Net @


  1. And, it can sure surprise the heck out of a person!! I hate lung cancer.

    1. AMEN!!! ... and sadly too many are surprised too late because of stigmas ... it's stigmas that kill ... been doing that to people I know since the damn stigmas of AIDS back in the 80's and now lung cancer ... educate!!!!