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AP: Joe Paterno Has Lung Cancer, Son Says

Scott Paterno said in a statement provided to The Associated Press by a family representative on Friday that the 84-year-old Joe Paterno is undergoing treatment and that “his doctors are optimistic he will make a full recovery.”



Database Helps Determine Cancer Risk

There is a report in the British Journal of Clinical Practice that looks at an inexpensive way to help find out who is at risk for problems like lung cancer and certain gastrointestinal cancers.


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Report: Atlantic City Casinos Failing To Enforce Smoking Ban

Atlantic City and casino officials are mostly failing to enforce the measure that bans smoking on most areas of casino floors, according to a published report.



Children’s Exposure To Secondhand Smoke

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital are looking at using a test to measure children’s exposure to tobacco smoke. The hope is it will encourage their parents to quit – or smoke outside.


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Kicking The Habit Easily? You Might Want To See Your Doctor

A lung cancer specialist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital finds a possible link between the difficulty of quitting smoking and lung cancer.


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Study: Smoking Increases Risk Of Breast Cancer

It is a well-known fact that cigarette smoking can increase the risk of lung cancer, but according to a report in the British Medical Journal, it can play a role in the development of breast cancer as well.



If you are a smoker, or if you smoked for many years, you are at far greater risk for developing emphysema or chronic bronchitis—both grouped as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.



Lung Cancer Awareness Walk At Cooper River On Saturday

Hundreds of people are gathering at Cooper River Park tomorrow, for a lung cancer walk in memory of a Mount Laurel, NJ woman who fought for a cure.


The Effects of Secondhand Smoke

by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough You may have heard about the work done in Pennsylvania and Virginia documenting the damage caused by secondhand smoke.