#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 6/29: When Doctors Disagree

Increasingly, the care of lung cancer patients has become a multi-doctor, multi-disciplinary job.  Gone are the days (thankfully!) when a paternalistic doctor prescribed a treatment plan that was unquestioned by the patient.  The internet and ease of travel have allowed unprecedented access to information and to physicians.  As more treatment options and strategies become available for lung cancer patients, it is inevitable that they will be faced with differing opinions from their physicians with regard to how to personalize their care.  Examples are plentiful, such as decisions between surgery or radiation therapy… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 6/1: Community Grief: Dealing with our Cumulative Losses

There are many advantages to being an active participant in a cancer community: fellowship, access to information, advocacy and support, to name just a few. There is one major challenge, however, that comes along with this sense of community: some of our friends die. Whether in real life or online, strong connections are made with our fellow patients and caregivers. How do we cope with these seemingly unrelenting losses, and find the strength to go on? Please join us on Thursday, June 1, at 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern, as we… Read More