What you can learn from my lung cancer

I have spent the last dozen years writing about living a long healthy, happy life with your brain functioning well the entire time. Not a day goes by when I don’t read about some aspect of living a healthy life. I have taken courses in anatomy, exercise, sleep, nutrition to name only a few since starting this blog.

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And yet, despite all my focus on health, if you had asked me about my chances of getting lung cancer, I would have said – very slim. I would have been wrong.

Here are some basic statistics about the disease. The average age for a lung cancer diagnosis is 70. Only about 10% of lung cancer cases occur in people younger than 50 years old. So, age is a risk factor that I had been unaware of – at 82 years old.

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5 responses to “What you can learn from my lung cancer

  1. I am trying to get my daughter to quit smoking cigarettes. My mother smoked until she was in the hospital recovering from a car that hit her when she was crossing the street. She said that after two weeks she had no craving for them.

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  2. Myra Fisher Burton

    Merry Christmas, Tony! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and wanted to take this opportunity to, once again, convey my best thoughts and prayers. Because of YOU, seniors may talk to their doctors to see if lung cancer screenings (X-rays?) are necessary. I appreciate you and what you do so much!

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