via BlackDoctor: About 189,910 new cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed among Blacks in 2016. One of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the black community is lung cancer. Black men, in particular, make up for 15% of those cases and black women make up for 11%. However, although many may already know that […]

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via BlackDoctor: HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life expectancy to the point that patients now have more to fear from tobacco than HIV, said lead researcher Dr. […]

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When undergoing lung cancer treatment, one of the first things lost is your appetite. It’s tricky, though, because your body needs nutrients from healthy foods more than ever to keep you strong during cancer treatments. Lung cancer directly affects the African American community. It’s the second most common cancer among Black men and women. So […]

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Lung cancer causes more cancer deaths in the United States each year than deaths related to colon, prostate and breast cancers combined, according to the American Cancer Society. Lung cancer occurs when you have an uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells which starts in one or both of your lungs. This growth occurs in the cells that […]

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getty image: Patti Labelle, a paid spokesperson for the American Lung Association’s “Lung Force Initiative,” is doing her part to help raise awareness about the disease. This week, the legendary singer chatted with TODAY’s Kathie Lee and Hoda Kotb about how she’s lost loved ones to the often fatal illness. “I’ve lost so many family […]

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  Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with both brain and lung cancer, and said he and his family appreciate good wishes, support and privacy during this time. The Congressman released the following statement: Retired U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, who served the 21st and 11th Districts of Ohio for 30 years, has recently been […]


“Thank you, everyone, for your concern,” says Tisha Campbell Martin in reference to swirling rumors about her dying from the same disease that contributed to the death of comedian/actorBernie Mac.