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  • wendiau
    wendiau
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    18th Apr 2011 08:33pm

    Last Post 6th Apr 2014
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    Lung cancer awareness

    I would like to make People aware... Lung Cancer is not only from Smoking...

    I have Lung Cancer, and had my left lung removed along with 17 Lymph nodes...1 with Cancer.
    Back a little way....July..2009.

    Went to Skin Specialist...had frekle on my nose and something above my top lip.The Dr confirmed Skin Cancer (SCC) from sunbaking all those years ago (plus adding oil to burn!!)
    One on my Nose..cut out..one above my Lip, Radiation for near 6 weeks.
    Just about 12 month to the Day...the same "Cancer" in my left lung.
    Lung Cancer doesn't care who it takes anymore.....and too many people are dying...that have never smoked.
    I would like to see the comments of people ...what you think about this subject...as I feel there is a Real Stigma between Lung Cancer and Smoking.
    The first question asked is...are you / do you Smoke?
    Thank you in advance xo

  • frangipani
    frangipani
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 04:44pm

    frangipani says: Hi,Yes

  • fairydust
    fairydust
    Posted on:
    30th Oct 2011 09:46am

    frangipani says: Hi,Yes

    fairydust says: hello there my answer to your question is yes i to am also a smoker


  • frangipani
    frangipani
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 04:44pm

    frangipani says: Hi,Yes

  • frangipani
    frangipani
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 04:44pm

    frangipani says: Hi,Yes

  • wendiau
    wendiau
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 04:51pm

    frangipani says: Hi,Yes

    wendiau says: did you read it ?


  • frangipani
    frangipani
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 04:53pm

    frangipani says: just getting used to using this new computor. Yes I am a smoker and do not believe smoking causes cancer. We are all born with cancer cells and it takes something to trigger the cancer cells. What about babies and small children with cancer?? People tend to blame whatever they can as the cause,because they themselves dont know the cause.

  • wendiau
    wendiau
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 06:22pm

    frangipani says: just getting used to using this new computor. Yes I am a smoker and do not believe smoking causes cancer. We are all born with cancer cells and it takes something to trigger the cancer cells....

    wendiau says: hey...I agree with you and I was a smoker up to 3 years ago...
    I think smoking has a role in cancer though...
    Too many of my friends have gotten really sick after giving up smoking...I started when I was 14years old... I am 54 now...and gave up when I got a scare with skin cancer....and then the big one....
    I am really sick and tired of people and Doctors singling out smokers..... damn I could go on with this for a long time...
    Better get off my soap box.....
    Wendi

  • Lis
    Lis
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    30th Jan 2012 09:35pm

    frangipani says: just getting used to using this new computor. Yes I am a smoker and do not believe smoking causes cancer. We are all born with cancer cells and it takes something to trigger the cancer cells....

    Lis says: Hi frangipani, I believe you may have a point there, and I used to be a smoker but owing to heart disease in my family, I gave up because my Dad died at 48 from hardening of the arteries that was definitely caused by smoking. Whilst smoking might not necessarily cause heart attack or lung cancer, I think if we keep continuing to put bad chemicals into our bodies, then we are only reducing our chances of longevity. Just my thoughts, who really knows, but I do admit I have been healthier and fitter since quitting smoking.

  • Blossom
    Blossom
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    3rd Apr 2014 09:13am

    frangipani says: just getting used to using this new computor. Yes I am a smoker and do not believe smoking causes cancer. We are all born with cancer cells and it takes something to trigger the cancer cells....

    Blossom says: Possibly one or both of the parents had been exposed to either cigarette smoke or other dangerous chemicals.
    During Military training and service in the Vietnam War many were exposed either directly or indirectly with Agent Orange (and other colours in Vietnam) There were many who died from Liver Cancer. I personally knew one who had trained interstate didn't serve overseas. Several others in his Division also died from Liver Cancer. His wife campaigned to get public moral support to get the message home to the Commonwealth Govt. She got a lot of responses from other widows, children, grandparents etc. whose relatives had also been exposed and had already passed away or were suffering terminal Liver Cancer...or in a few cases Leukenia. One of my friend's mates served in Vietnam and has been fighting Leukemia since within 3 years of returning from Vietnam. He goes into remission for a year or so then flares up again. When we were taling about his condition he said that Orange wasn't the only colour that was used. He was given a Medical Discharge and later managed to get a good job. He has since retired because he can't work because of constant bouts of illness, partly because he can't re-build him immune system enough, despite a lot of different things including herbs he has tried.

  • ClairLouise
    ClairLouise
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    4th Jul 2011 05:14pm

    ClairLouise says: Hi Wendiau
    I am sorry to hear about your cancer. My mother in law has just been diagnosed with liver cancer and everyone is asking if she was a big drinker. She only had the occasional drink. Heavy drinking can contribute to liver cancer just has smoking can contribute to lung cancer. But this does not mean that people who do not drink much will not get liver cancer, and that people that do not smoke will not get lung cancer. These cancers have many triggers and heavy drinking, and smoking are just two of them. Genetics also play a part, and some people are more susceptible than others.

  • wendiau
    wendiau
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 06:27pm

    ClairLouise says: Hi Wendiau
    I am sorry to hear about your cancer. My mother in law has just been diagnosed with liver cancer and everyone is asking if she was a big drinker. She only had the occasional drink....

    wendiau says: Thank you for that Clair.....I just worry as funding for Lung cancer in particular doesn't get a lot of funding...in regards to other cancers...
    the stigma will be around for a long time..( smoking = cancer )
    Just too many people including kids getting Lung cancer.....that's the worry....
    I have a page on Face Book "Lung Cancer Awareness in Australia" would love to have a lot of people join...we have to make a noise...:(


  • wendiau
    wendiau
    Posted on:
    4th Jul 2011 06:28pm

    ClairLouise says: Hi Wendiau
    I am sorry to hear about your cancer. My mother in law has just been diagnosed with liver cancer and everyone is asking if she was a big drinker. She only had the occasional drink....

    wendiau says: By the way..I am very saddened to hear about you Mum in Law.... cancer sux big time :(


  • ClairLouise
    ClairLouise
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    4th Jul 2011 06:32pm

    ClairLouise says: Thanks for that. It was a real shock. My husband flew over to UK on Friday. You just never know what is going to happen in life. It is best to practice as healthy a lifestyle as you can (this includes some treats!)

  • Annie
    Annie
    Posted on:
    5th Jul 2011 05:39am

    Annie says: no i dont, but hubby does and that leads to irritation by all

  • Ellessri
    Ellessri
    Posted on:
    20th Oct 2011 10:58am

    Ellessri says: I don't smoke and I think you can get lung cancer for no reason whatsoever.
    My dad got lung cancer and three months later he was dead - he never smoked a day in his life. Scientists don't know what causes cancer, hopefully they will have luck finding better treatments or a cure in the nrear future.

  • pietam6
    pietam6
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    4th Nov 2011 11:51am

    pietam6 says: having watched my mother die of lung cancer, which is not pretty! I feel it is imperiative, especially for young people to become aware of this terrible habit and it's consequences. It may help, if people who thought 'it will not happen to me!' ... walk through a palliative care unit and talk to some-one undergoing this appalling consequence. Having watched both parents die of cancer, realistically the chances of going the same way are 'odds on'. Not pessimism, just reality! Plenty of people who have never smoked die of lung cancer, what about passive smoking? For the record, I don't smoke, never have. I learnt by observing my parents...does anyone remember the stains of nicotine on ceilings? And it doesn't do any harm, really!

  • sherri
    sherri
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    22nd Nov 2011 03:23pm

    sherri says: Hi Wendiau - no, I don't smoke.

    But interestingly enough I bumped into a friend yesterday who told me that her non-smoker mother had just been diagnosed with lung cancer.

    I think that the point is that though the link between smoking and cancer -especially lung cancer has been incontrovertably proven, the ensuing media hype and the legal arguments with the tobacco companies has meant that the fact that smoking is not the ONLY reason for lung cancer. - and that a minority of people who are diagnosed with this terrible disease will never have smoked in their life.



  • Zab
    Zab
    Posted on:
    26th Dec 2011 11:09am

    Zab says: Im not a smoker... because i really hate smoking and its very dangerous to our health...

  • bobdown
    bobdown
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    14th Jan 2012 10:40am

    bobdown says: My wife has never smoked in her life, no one in the household ever smoked but unfortunately she was diagnosed with lung cancer on November1,Cup day. She has a battle ahead of her but we are very optomistic. There is no ryme or reason to this hideous disease in all forms.

  • marg
    marg
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    17th Mar 2012 10:07am

    bobdown says: My wife has never smoked in her life, no one in the household ever smoked but unfortunately she was diagnosed with lung cancer on November1,Cup day. She has a battle ahead of her but we are very...

    marg says: good luck to u and ur wife do hope all goes well and yes I gave up smoking 12 yrs ago and i also believe that there is too much blame on smoking all the pesticides that they put on our fruit and veg and all the artificial stuff used in everything has a lot to do with it too .....

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