The Burnaby Newsleader's headline reads "Lung cancer can hit anyone, smoker or not." (read full story under News)
On November 17, 2010 Jeremy Chen stepped into his 31st year, and had a birthday to celebrate, as well as, a one year old son. All that ended four months later, March 27, 2011. A non-smoker, he died from lung cancer. An asthmatic, when doctors diagnosed the lung cancer, Jeremy was in stage 4, the final stage.
"What was difficult to understand is that Jeremy never smoked and was never exposed to any toxins like asbestos. He worked in an office. There was no history of cancer in his family." said his widow, Scarlett, 32.