#LCSM Chat topic 11/16: Running on Empty—Advocacy and Burnout

It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when lung cancer patient advocates knock themselves out sharing information and factoids about their disease.  However, you know you spend too much time as a cancer patient/advocate when … You think you see a cancer ribbon on your driveway, which upon closer inspection is actually a drowned earthworm. Most of your travel revolves around cancer. You lecture strangers on the street about lung cancer stigma. You know enough people who have died to easily post one per day for a month. As research develops more effective cancer… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 11/2: What Was Your Favorite #LCSM Chat, and Why?

We are excited to kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month with an awesome topic. The next #LCSM Tweet Chat on Thursday, November 2nd at 5 PM Pacific/ 8 PM Eastern is “What Was Your Favorite #LCSM Chat, and Why?” The moderator for this chat is Dr. David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD) From July 25, 2013, our inaugural Chat, to September 7, 2017, we have hosted 102 Tweet Chats. Using Symplur Signals (Symplur LLC, Los Angeles, CA) we were able to do a deep dive into the analytics of those chats. During those 102… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 10/5: Lung Cancer Advocacy: How we can help ourselves

With November Lung Cancer Awareness Month #LCAM17 just around the corner, this is a good time to explore the many ways we can do advocacy work, whether for ourselves or on behalf of a loved one. In fact, this is the topic of this Thursday’s edition of #LCSM Chat at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern, moderated by Deana Hendrickson. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to it. Topic Questions T1: Are there particular advocacy groups with whom you like to work? Which ones? Why? T2: Have you ever done… Read More