Tag Archives: lung cancer

Some surprising little known facts about lung cancer

Chest x-ray

Most people assume that all lung cancers are caused by smoking. Period. Given that active smoking is responsible for an estimated 85 percent of lung cancer cases, it seems like a fair assumption. But when I asked Deb Violette, who was diagnosed with lung cancer 17 years ago if she’d been a smoker, I could tell […]

Tri for a Cure: The Two Sisters at the Water Station

Leni and Lita

What are the odds that two sisters would both have with the same type of lung cancer? Slim. Even if they are identical twins or identical mirror twins like Leni Grant and Lita Brown, from Gray. Mirror twins are identical twins with opposite features — reflections of each other. For instance, Lita is right-handed and […]