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Lung Cancer Does Strike Those Who've Never Smoked

11.01.2013

Santwona Behera never imagined that she, a non-smoker, could develop lung cancer. After treatment designed to attack her tumor's genetic mutation, she has returned to an active life, including the tending of her garden.

Behera knows that she has other options if her cancer stops responding to its current treatment regimen. "I don't think about what's going to come next because Dr. Wakelee has given me a plan," she said.

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