The #LCSM Mission

Welcome to the official blog of Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM)!

Founded on Twitter, the #LCSM community fosters social media collaboration among lung cancer patients, caregivers, family members, advocates, healthcare providers, researchers and charities. Its focus is to use social media in an innovative manner to educate, develop public support, end the stigma, and facilitate successful treatments for the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

The first #LCSM tweetchat on Thursday, July 25, 2013, drew 72 active participants and numerous lurkers (interested individuals who followed the conversation, but didn’t actively participate). An introduction to #LCSM tweetchats as well as links to past transcripts are available on this site’s pages.

The objective of this blog is to support the Twitter platform of #LCSM. We hope to use the power of the crowd to transform the treatment of lung cancer and eventually eradicate the disease. Please feel free to suggest chat topics and unmet needs in the lung cancer community.

#LCSM is about sharing information within the lung cancer community. We hope to serve as a neutral voice. In order to maintain a neutral voice, we strive to keep #LCSM free of endorsements and advertisements.

Thanks to the Breast Cancer Social Media (#BCSM) community and other healthcare social media groups that boldly went before and showed us the way.

Hope to see you on Twitter!

Questions or comments? Email us at or use our contact form.

The views expressed on this site and in #LCSM Chat are those of individuals alone, not of their affiliated organizations. This site and #LCSM Chat are for informational purposes only, and are not intended as a substitute for professional medical care or advice.

7 Comments on “The #LCSM Mission

  1. Gail, #LCSM Chat is not a podcast, so you won’t be able to listen to it. However, the transcript will be posted online after the chat. I will email the link for the transcript to you this weekend. You can email me at jfreeman dot wa dot gmail dot com (replace all the ” dot ” with “.”)

  2. Janet – can you email me too? I am not a Twitter user, though I have an account… If I can I might like to listen to the conversation (is it a podcast) 10/6 about Cancer Cures vs. Chronic Disease… Thank you, Gail Lemaire, HOPE Summit Alumni

  3. Hi Beckie. This isn’t the chat site. You need to be on Twitter to chat. I’ll email you with more info.

  4. Hi Tanya,

    By definition, lung cancer begins in the lungs. Cancer that begins elsewhere and then spreads to the lungs is not lung cancer. Colon cancer that has spread to the lungs is still considered colon cancer; it’s just called metastatic colon cancer. Its treatment is different than treatment for lung cancer.

    The LCSM community welcomes anyone who wants to learn about lung cancer, support those dealing with the disease, and/or help find effective treatments.

  5. My question is are you referring to lung cancer or does one with lung cancer mets also become part of the community? I am a little unclear since there are so many ways for lung cancer to be diagnosed even when its not lung cancer directly but that is the affected organ if that makes any sense?

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