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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Out of the closet

It seems that Bryant Gumbel has come out of the closet to reveal that he too is a cancer survivor and is battling LC (lung cancer) none the less. I wish him well in his battle and applaud his courage in making it public knowledge. There are several internal battles one must first deal with when facing such a horrific diagnosis. You have your classic anger, denial, confusion, seclusion, clandestine behaviors, openness, anger coupled with the "never give up" attitude.... Again I wish him well in his fight.

I am disappointed that the American Cancer Society for the irresponsible, insensitive statement they made about lung cancer prevention. They just feed the beast with such careless statements like the one they made in reference to lung cancer. The stigma is the beast, it is the ignorance associates smoking with cancer IT IS IRRELEVANT WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON SMOKED NO ONE DESERVES CANCER, NO ONE DESERVES LUNG CANCER SO STOP ASKING, STOP LOOKING FOR A REASON TO BLAME, START EMPATHIZING WITH YOUR FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER, FRIEND, COUSIN, TEACHER, PREACHER..... IN SHORT CANCER IS AN EVERYMAN EPIDEMIC IF YOU DON'T THINK SO READ MY STORY OR FOLLOW THE LINKS I HAVE HERE... YOUR IGNORANCE WILL BE ERASED "Bryant Gumbel reveals lung cancer surgery" December 8, 2009

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States, but it's also the most preventable, according to the American Cancer Society. Gumbel said he and his doctor are hoping his treatment is complete.

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