#LCSM Chat Topic 11/1: #LCAM and the Evolution of Lung Cancer Advocacy

November 1 marks the beginning of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM). During our next #LCSM Chat on Twitter, we will talk about how lung cancer advocacy has evolved over the past five years since #LCSM Chat began in the summer of 2013, as well as #LCAM 2018 social media resources and planned events. (Note we’re using #LCAM, not #LCAM2018 or #LCAM18–the #LCAM2018 and #LCAM18 hashtags have been taken by the liver cancer community this October). Moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will lead our discussion using the following questions: T1: In your view, how… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 11/30:  Expanding the web of knowledge in #lungcancer

We end lung cancer awareness month with a very interesting topic.  The next #LCSM Tweet Chat on Thursday, November 30th at 5 PM Pacific/ 8 PM Eastern will discuss “Expanding the web of knowledge in #lungcancer.” The moderator for this chat is Dr. David Tom Cooke (@DavidCookeMD). There is a vast amount of information on the optimal treatments and approaches to beat lung cancer.  Whether it is lung cancer screening, surgery for early stage disease, SBRT for patients with early stage disease who are not candidates for surgery, the importance of molecular… Read More

#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