Kill the Habit Before the Habit Kills You – Lung Cancer

Don’t worry, this is not going to be some self-righteous preening about how smokers are disgusting and literally the devil. This is just the cold hard reality of lung cancer. What it looks like, and what can be done about it if caught early enough. Now, I have a personal stake in this as my … Continue reading “Kill the Habit Before the Habit Kills You – Lung Cancer”

Public Display of Gore by the Canadian Government – Obscenity?

In a bid to curb the tobacco smoking epidemic which is known to have adverse effects on general health of the population, the Canadian government made it a requirement that cigarette manufacturers looking to sell their products in Canada put warnings on cigarette boxes advising smokers of severe health problems their habit may lead to. … Continue reading “Public Display of Gore by the Canadian Government – Obscenity?”

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)

Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) is a surgical procedure used to replace more invasive Thoracotomy (Lung Surgery) or other procedures used for diagnosis or treatment of chest conditions. The video below is a footage of lung microsurgery done on the lungs of a smoker. I’m not sure if the surgeons were just performing biopsy to confirm … Continue reading “Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)”