Monday, April 5, 2010

Are celebrity patients changing how we see cancer?

American society seems to better understand disease when it happens to someone famous. Lou Gehrig come to mind for ALS or even Rock Hudson and AIDS. Cancer has also become something that is in some cases identified with a celebrity. After Nancy Regan had a lumpectomy, the operation became more common.
What does the celebrity-cancer connection mean for the rest of us? This interesting article from the Dallas News takes a look.

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