04 November 2011

Nonsmokers get lung cancer too

Lung cancer has no favourites, and fighting it is everyone's battle.

Drawing public attention to major disease is a good thing. Still, watching a lung cancer survivor dragging hoses and dousing flames in full firefighter gear at Epping Fire Station in Cape Town, I wondered if this wasn't taking awareness-raising a bit far.

Lung cancer survivor Ramao da Luz aces the firefighter workout. (Photo: Edrea Cloete, Foto24)

  • Shortness of breath and/or wheezing
  • Chronic cough
  • Repeated bouts of bronchitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained weight or appetite loss


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