Famous People With Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled growth of cells and tissues of the lungs. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is an invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond lungs. Lung cancer can be caused by smoking, viruses, asbestos exposure, and radon gas.
Symptoms and signs of lung cancer include dysphonia, chest or abdomen pain and chronic coughing. Lung cancer can be treated through radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy interventional therapy.
Few famous people with lung cancer include:
Jasson Robards: Jasson Robards won an academy award for Best Supporting Actor in 1976 for All the President's Men, and then in 1977 for Julia. He died from lung cancer in 2000.
Lance Armstrong: Lance Armstrong is perhaps one of the most famous metastatic cancer survivors in the world. Not only did he fight the deadly disease but he also went on to win Tour de France for record breaking seven consecutive years from 1999 to 2005. The cancer is now in remission. During treatment he had only 2 percent chances of survival.
Susan Hayward: American actress Susan Hayward died in 1975 at the age of 57 on March 14, 1975 due to lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain, having survived considerably longer than doctors had originally predicted.
Gary Cooper: Gary Cooper, one of the Hollywood’s greatest star, known for his Oscar winning roles in Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952) died due to lung cancer. In 1961 when he was given a special Oscar, his friend and fellow star Jimmy Stewart accepted the award on his behalf and revealed that Cooper was dying of lung cancer. Cooper died less than a month later.
Bob Marley: Bob Marley was a famous Jamaican musician, singer-songwriter and Rastafarian. He was diagnosed with lung cancer. The cancer then metastasized to his brain, lungs, liver and stomach, finally his cancer progressed to the final stage and doctors could no longer treat it. He died due to lung cancer on May 11, 1981 at a hospital in Miami, Florida.
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