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Lung Cancer

The 50-year war on smoking

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:

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Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

Beloved Tucson medical student dies of lung cancer

The day before he died, Derek Neal received his MD diploma from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Leaders from the medical school presented it to Derek in his hospital room.

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Lung cancer scans backed for older, heavy smokers

After decades of qualms about lung cancer screening, the American Cancer Society says there now is enough evidence to recommend it, but only for current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74 and after a frank talk about risks and benefits.

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Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

Gail Leland, who founded Homicide Survivors after the murder of her 14-year-old son in 1981, lost her 12-year battle with lung cancer Wednesday morning. She was 63.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

Gail Leland founded the charter chapter of Parents of Murdered Children in Tucson on Feb. 19, 1982, and it later became Homicide Survivors Inc.

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Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

Homicide Survivors founder Leland dies

was murdered in 1981 at age 14, and his killer has never been found.

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Services set for victim’s advocate Leland

Services set for victim’s advocate Leland

Gail Leland

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Blog: Fundraiser tonight for seriously ill physician-to-be

Blog: Fundraiser tonight for seriously ill physician-to-be

It's not the kind of news any 41-year-old would expect, let alone someone who has never smoked.

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Blog: The leading cause of lung cancer is smoking, not genetics

Last week's story about University of Arizona medical student Derek Neal's battle with lung cancer attracted some inaccurate comments from readers.

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Medical provider suddenly becomes a patient

Medical provider suddenly becomes a patient

Over Labor Day weekend, registered nurse and current medical student Derek Neal unexpectedly went from the role of health-care provider to gravely ill patient.

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Provider quickly becomes a patient

Provider quickly becomes a patient

In the 2012 file photo, Derek Neal, who was diagnosed with non-smoker lung cancer, said each day with his wife and children - son Gabe,then  9, and daughter Emma, then 5 - was a gift. Derek died Saturday less than a year after he was diagnosed with non-smoker's lung cancer.

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Greg Hansen: Rincon's Mehle left legacy of success as coach, person

Bill Mehle was 18 when he received his first paycheck from the Boston Red Sox. It was 1950, and he played for the Wilson Tobacconists of the Class D Coastal Plains League.

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