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Lung Cancer Survivorship Celebration Emphasizes Living with Hope and Optimism

Paul Herzegh’s lung cancer story began six years ago on a beautiful April morning, roadtripping back home to Boulder from visiting friends in Virginia. He was 68, in otherwise good health, and felt some small kinks in his chest.

Hardly any time later, he had a diagnosis: stage 4 adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer that originated in the cells lining the outside of his lungs. At that point, he didn’t know much beyond “the conventional wisdom that 'lung cancer is a killer,’” he explained Saturday evening, emphasizing the air quotes because, well, the conventional wisdom was wrong.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date May 05, 2023
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Cannabis Use Improved Sleep and Pain in Cancer Patients

news outletMedscape
Publish DateMay 04, 2023

Cannabis use among patients with cancer helped relieve pain and improve sleep quality as well as subjective cognitive function, a new study suggests.

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Science News

Women Who’ve Had Breast Cancer Can Safely Pause Treatment for Pregnancy

news outletScience News
Publish DateMay 03, 2023

For women who’ve had breast cancer and want to have a child, taking a break from a common treatment to try for a pregnancy appears safe in the short term.

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The Colorado Sun

Colorado Clinics Could Soon Be Reimbursed for Linking Patients to Healthy Food, Housing Services

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateApril 27, 2023

Colorado lawmakers approved a plan that could lead to a program to fund community health work that bolsters traditional medical care. 

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CBS News

Cigarette Smoking Rate Hits All-Time Low Among American Adults

news outletCBS News
Publish DateApril 27, 2023

U.S. cigarette smoking dropped to another all-time low last year, with 1 in 9 adults saying they were current smokers.

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