‘Buddy’ program helps patients cope

Anita Johnson knows what lung cancer patients feel upon hearing the words of the initial diagnosis of the disease. For more than 11 years, she has survived lung cancer, a disease that inflicts nearly 170,000 Americans every year. According to the American Cancer Society, the numbers are growing among certain populations, such as women.
When patients are diagnosed with lung cancer, they may experience emotions they have never felt before. Johnson says that having someone to share thoug...

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