Sherman Hemsley & Lung Cancer: How Blacks Can Lower Their Risks
Sherman Hemsley, the 74-year-old actor best known for his role as George Jefferson, died last month because of a complication of lung cancer, according to the El Paso County Texas Medical Examiner. Reports also say that Hemsley was advised to undergo chemotherapy treatments before he passed away.
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Huffington Post reported that Hemsley’s death was specifically caused by a lung cancer complication called superior vena cava syndrome, which occurs when the superior vena cava, one of the body’s major veins, is obstructed, most commonly because of a lung cancer or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.