Lung Cancer and Its Stigma

Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients, loved ones, and concerned others. Lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease because of its frequent connection with smoking. Patients are often isolated, and research dollars lag behind other, less common cancer killers.

17-37 Segment 1: Lung Cancer Stigma

Most forms of cancer have a built-in constituency of patients and loved ones, but lung cancer patients, instead, are often blamed for their own disease.