Sep 14 2010

F*ck Cancer. Lung Cancer Symptoms

Published by at 6:29 pm under Causes,social media

No, I don’t have it. I got an email about a new social media campaign aiming to raise awareness of cancer symptoms to facilitate earlier detection and treatment. So here’s a quick contribution for the cause (More to come later!):

F LUNG CANCER
Warning symptoms

  • Persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • recurrent bronchitis or pneumonia

risK FaCtors

•    I smoke, or am around second-hand smoke
•    I have a family history of lung cancer
•    I eat a diet high in fat and cholesterol
•    I have not tested my home or workplace for carcinogens
(such as radon gas, asbestos, arsenic, silica, and chromium)
•    I do not exercise
•    I have received radiation therapy to my lungs

These symptoms can often be similar to other diseases and conditions. However, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor right away. You should discuss which of the following diagnostic tools may be appropriate for you: Ct scan, Biopsy, Sputum Cytology.

Contact the Public Health agency of Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society for additional information.  Visit www.publichealth.gc.ca and
www.cancer.ca or call toll-free 1-888-939-3333.
RemembeR, eaRly detection equals suRvival!

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3 responses so far

3 Responses to “F*ck Cancer. Lung Cancer Symptoms”

  1. Werner Patelson 14 Sep 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Impressive use of a bait to get readers to come here from Facebook, but you shouldn’t toy with your readers’ emotions in this way. I was genuinely worried that you might have been diagnosed with the Big C.

    I’m relieved to see you’re OK, but for a moment there, you had me worried …

  2. jnarveyon 14 Sep 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Hey Werner,

    Sorry to alarm you. On the other hand, I’m glad you checked in. Thanks for caring.

    I can’t be the only blogger joining this campaign, can I? I really didn’t mean to bait anyone. I just thought it was an appropriate title for the post. In retrospect, I can can see I should have been more careful. Then again, I suppose it did catch attention, which was the point of the campaign… Catch 22.

    While no one in my immediate family has cancer, a friend of mine’s mother just passed away from a very painful bout with the disease. I hope that my small efforts will do some good in making people more aware of the symptoms to look for so they can get early diagnosis and preventive care if required.

  3. Asprinon 14 Sep 2010 at 10:25 pm

    We all die of something. The difference for young people today is that you were taught to be terrified and afraid! Science is still invasive (cancer treatment is one up from blood-letting) and a lot is NOT known. All the diagnostics and pills are not really that effective.

    I feel sorry for you. I had a lot more fun – we did it all – smoked, drank, ate all the wrong foods, stayed up, did not work out, missed sleep, worked too much, conceived normal children while drunk, partied through pregnancies and, guess what, our families have no illnesses or allergies or health problems.

    I am now older, but rarely go to the doctor (not since 2006), still smoke and drink and I’ll bet that I will be around for a long time, as I read all the studies with a grain of salt. I figure that I will die of something in about 20 years, but I would rather have fun vs. being in endless treatment for whatever …

    For minor pain, take an aspirin; for stress, wine, for bigger pain, rum. Eat well, sleep 7.5-8 hrs., live in a house with stairs, be happy.

    Cheers!

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