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CBS Soap Puts A 'Bold' Face On Lung Cancer

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — In the United States, someone will die from lung cancer every three minutes.

It's the leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women ...yet it remains a cancer few want to talk about.

In 2009, lung cancer killed more Americans than breast, colon, liver, kidney, prostate and skin cancers ... combined.

Sixty percent of lung cancer patients are non smokers, 15% of them have never smoked.

Some of these startling, eye-opening statistics will be part of a storyline on CBS' "The Bold and the Beautiful" starting Monday (incidentally, the show's 6,000 episode.)

Jack Wagner's character Nick Marone will discover a spot on his lung. He'll have an intervention by Stephanie (Emmy-winner Susan Flannery) who, we are told, is a stage 4 lung cancer patient.

Several lung cancer survivors (most notably Emmy-winner Kathryn Joosten, Mrs. McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives") will also take part in the storyline.

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