#LCSM Chat Topic 5/7 8PM ET: Spreading Hope for #LungCancer

 

Hope Summit bloggers with Katie

Some of the lung cancer survivors, caregivers and advocates at LUNGevity HOPE Summit

Lung cancer patients, caregivers, advocates and healthcare providers may sometimes feel overwhelmed by diagnosis, treatment (or lack thereof), and published statistics for lung cancer, the top cancer killer.

In reality, we have more reasons to have HOPE now than ever before.  More effective treatment options have been approved for lung cancer during the past five years than in the past four decades. Molecular and genomic testing identifies patients who can take targeted therapies.  Early detection with low dose CT screening is now covered by insurance.  Research into new biomarkers, immunotherapies, and liquid biopsies is underway.

How can we help spread this hope to lung cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare providers?
In honor of Lung Cancer Hope Month (May), #LCSM Chat will discuss “Spreading Hope for Lung Cancer” on Thursday, May 7, at 8 PM. Moderators Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) and Deana Hendrickson (@LungCancerFaces) will post the following topic questions:

T1: How can healthcare providers help spread hope for lung cancer?

T2: How can advocates and advocacy groups help spread hope for lung cancer?

T3: How can patients and caregivers help spread hope for lung cancer?

T4: How can we encourage HCPs, advocates, patients and caregivers to spread hope more often?

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.

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