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  • Annual Chest X-Rays Not Useful for Lung Cancer Screening

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    October 28, 2011 | 1:05 pm

    It’s been a disappointing month for proponents of screening.

    You remember what screening is? Screening is testing someone for a disease who does not have any signs or symptoms of that disease. In general it means testing a wide population for a specific disease. So if I have a...

  • Alan King a Model for Seinfeld, Crystal

    By Peter Ephross

    May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Many young Americans know comedian Alan King's work -- they just don't realize it.

    The observational style of King, who died this week of lung cancer at age 76, was a model for younger comedians such as Billy Crystal and Jerry Seinfeld.

    Crystal, a close friend, was one of those...

  • In the Soup

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    My parents visited a year ago while I recuperated from lung cancer surgery and they developed a division of labor.

    My father would do odd jobs around the house. My mother would feed me.

    This was a good plan in theory, but in reality, it had loopholes. My father's tasks were...

  • Men in Black

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The 74th Annual Academy Awards program will be remembered, at least by me, for women's gowns with faux see-through gauze fronts and men's suit jackets down to the knees.

    Sunday night. For my town, Malibu, Oscar night is a kind of Yom Kippur. Roads are deserted; the local restaurants...

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  • Red String

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I wear a piece of red string around my right wrist, a talisman for healing.

    Since receiving a diagnosis of lung cancer a year ago, my life has continued in a relatively "normal" vein, recognizable to secular Jewish Westerners like myself. I meet with the best oncologists and take...

  • Ready for Battle

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Bad news on the cancer front. My CT scans, which had been 99 percent tumor-free for almost six months, show a few tiny lesions. A few tiny lesions in non-small-cell lung cancer is not a good thing. My oncologist nearly cried.

    What I would give not to have to write about this. I hate...

  • And Many More

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There's nothing like completing chemotherapy to spice up a birthday party. Last weekend, 40 of my dearest friends performed a commemorative Havdalah ceremony to mark a really great CT scan and year 53. My "re-birthday" celebration was just the ticket, restorative not only for me but...

  • Freedom. Empathy. Pain.

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My fireplace mantle is stuffed &'9;with get-well cards. They come from people I know and many I've never met. One of them might have come from you. In the two months since I started writing about my lung cancer, the cards have been flowing in, plus an equal number or more of e-mails....

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