Lung Cancer Rates Drop Since Peter Jennings' Death

It was five years ago tonight that Peter Jennings announced to us all that he had been diagnosed with cancer. "I have learned in the last couple of days that I have lung cancer," he said. "Yes, I was a smoker until about twenty years ago. And I was weak and I smoked after 9/11." While lung cancer remains the most common fatal cancer -- 160,000 Americans die from it every year -- the number of Americans dying from lung cancer is decreasing more rapidly than for any other cancer. It's due...Full Story
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