17-37 Segment 1: Lung Cancer Stigma


Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and research dollars lag behind other, less common cancer killers.


  • Donna Fernandez, lung cancer patient
  • Carly Ornstein, National Director of Lung Cancer Education, American Lung Association

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