#LCSM Chat Topic 1/12 (2017)–“Lung cancer: who is at risk?”


Please join the #lcsm community and moderator @BrendonStilesMD for our first #LCSM Chat of 2017 on Thursday, January 12th, at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific).  The topic of the chat will be “Lung cancer: who is at risk?”

Many in our own #lcsm community have either had lung cancer themselves or have family members who have been affected.  It is common therefore to wonder “Is my family at risk?” or “Am I next?

While exposure to tobacco smoke is the most well-known risk factor for lung cancer, other significant risk factors exist.  With that in mind, in this week’s chat we aim to identify and explain known predisposing factors for the development of lung cancer, from environmental causes to genetic risk.  We also hope to give participants an understanding of how the probability of developing lung cancer in different groups of patients has been used to determine who is eligible for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer.  As such, we will review current screening recommendations and guidelines.  We will also discuss the chances that a lung nodule identified on radiologic imaging could actually be lung cancer and explain the Lung-RADS assessment system that radiologists use to classify lung nodules.

We will cover the following topics and questions:

T1:  What are the risk factors for lung cancer and how can they be identified and mitigated in individuals?  Are family members at risk?

T2:  Who should be screened for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography?

T3:  What happens if a lung nodule is found on CT screening or on other radiologic studies?

We are excited to have you join us for this #LCSM Chat.  Patients and their families frequently ask about lung cancer risk.  Obviously, it is a significant concern for many of you in the #lcsm community. Please join us this Thursday and please remember to include #lcsm in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them. You can read a primer on participating in the chat here.

“What I Like About the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer” (#LCSM Chat on FB Live)

During a reception at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Vienna, Austria, #LCSM Chat co-moderator Janet Freeman-Daily asked other lung cancer patients and advocates what they liked most about the conference.  Their responses were captured via Facebook Live on the  Lung Cancer Social Media #LCSM Chat Facebook page December 4, 2016.


Thanks to the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for their cooperation in making this video.


#LCSM Chat Topic 12/15: Holiday Open House


It’s the end of the year, and everyone’s busy.  For our final 2016 #LCSM Chat (no chat on 12/29), we decided to just have an informal conversation about lung cancer.  Our December 15 #LCSM Chat topic (at 5pm Pacific Time, 8 pm Eastern Time) will be “#LCSM Chat Holiday Open House,” and we’ll talk about whatever we want. Moderator @JFreemanDaily might think of some questions to ask. 😉

Please remember to include #LCSM in ALL your tweets so the other chat participants can see them. You can read a primer on participating in the chat here. A link to the chat transcript will be available after the chat on our Schedules and Transcripts page.

We look forward to chatting with you!

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