Posted on March 30, 2021 by Gray Connections
#LCSM Chat began almost eight years ago. Since then, lung cancer screening, diagnosis, care, and treatment options — as well as social media platforms — have changed dramatically. The #LCSM Chat team decided it was time to make some changes of our own. Our first change is a happy announcement: please join us in welcoming medical oncologist Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH (@CharuAggarwalMD) to the #LCSM Chat Moderator Team! Charu is the Leslye M. Heisler Associate Professor for Lung Cancer Excellence at Penn Medicine. Our second change is a survey of #LCSM Chat… Read More
Posted on February 4, 2020 by Gray Connections
All too often, lung cancer patients encounter stigma towards their disease and nihilism towards their chances of beating it. Although the causal connection between tobacco smoking and lung cancer was heavily emphasized in well intended public campaigns designed to curb cigarette use, unintended consequences arose. Perhaps more than any other cancer, lung cancer is automatically associated with a bad personal choice – smoking. Many people believe patients could have avoided their lung cancer had they made better decisions. Such perceptions may stifle discussions about lung cancer, cause patients to refuse screening… Read More
Posted on August 12, 2019 by Gray Connections
In lieu of #LCSM Chat in August 2019, please join a collaborative #CancerSM chat with other cancer hashtag communities on Twitter (#gyncsm #bcsm #btsm #mmsm #ayacsm) about Finding Balance: ‘Cancer Life’ vs. ‘Real Life’.” Note this is a different day and time than usual for #LCSM Chat–this chat will be Wednesday, August 14th at 9pm ET. Learn more at http://gyncsm.blogspot.com/2019/08/joint-cancersm-chat-finding-balance.html .