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Author: Bruce W. Porterfield, MD, PhD & Sherri Porterfield, RN, MSN

Lung Cancer, Smoking, and ENDS

Lung Cancer, Smoking, and ENDS Lung Cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States. Smoking is the greatest risk factor for lung cancer, causing more than 8 out of 10 lung cancer deaths. Exposure to second-hand smoke, chemical exposure, other lung diseases, and having a family history of lung cancer can also lead to increased risks. Americans seemed to be getting the message that tobacco is addictive and harmful, contributing to death and serious health effects including,...

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Prostate Cancer: Myths and Facts

Prostate Cancer: Myths and Facts September is prostate cancer awareness month. Dr. J. Adams, a surgeon in London, the first to discover prostate cancer and at that time in the 1850’s, noted prostate cancer was “a very rare disease.” Interestingly, today, according to the latest Cancer Facts & Figures, 2019, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer (except for skin cancer) in men accounting for 20% of all male cancers. MYTH: Most prostate cancers are diagnosed because men go...

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