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Survivor: Lung Cancer
Topic: Lung Cancer
Is anyone else struggling with smoking after lung cancer? It's bad enough to have had it, but people think I deserved it due to smoking. I can smoke less, sometimes just a few a day. Then the next day I smoke a bunch. 45 yrs of smoking...it's like a weird best friend that I can't get rid of. I don't think anyone deserves cancer. I'm fine now, sans bad lung. I do wish there were more supportive feelings toward lung cancer and smokers, though. Thank you.