Profiles in Lung Cancer Day 22: Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza [Perfiles en El Cáncer de Pulmón Día 22: Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza]

PROFILES IN LUNG CANCER – DAY 22
Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2015

Sandy Arlin Jauregui-Baza, Survivor and Advocate

“Life doesn’t have to end after diagnosis. It can be a wake-up call to start making YOU your biggest priority in life.”

[***Por favor, lea la traducción española de abajo***]

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Who are you? — I’m a 32 year-old “kid” from Los Angeles, California with an amazing husband and two lovely fur babies: Gambit and AmaDablam.image11 I love everything about the great outdoors, from camping, hiking, jogging, kayaking…. well, you get it. 🙂

What is your diagnosis history? — I was diagnosed a few months short of 30, at age 29, with NSCLC. At the time of diagnosis, I’d already developed multiple lung nodules in both lungs and lesion along my spinal column; in other words, I was considered a stage IV patient.image13

After the FISH test came back, I was positive for the ALK mutation. I’d like to think that if I was just absolutely destined to get cancer, I got the right kind, because there is so much research taking place in this field, which just gives me so much hope!

How does LC impact your life? — I like to think that I’m pretty optimistic, so when asked the question about how LC has changed my life, I must say that it has been a complete eye opener. LC forced me to … read more on Lisa Goldman’s blog “Every Breath I Take.”

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