Kim Statham Ringen on the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Kim Statham Ringen

Kim Statham Ringen, DVM DACVIM (Oncology), a CURE contributor who is currently surviving stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer, discusses the stigma of lung cancer.

“Right away, you tell somebody that you have lung cancer — the first thing they ask you is if you smoked,” Ringen says. “Even people who actually really know me and they knew my lifestyle beforehand was a very active lifestyle, healthy lifestyle — even people who know that about me would still say ‘Well, did you smoke before?’”
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