#LCSM Chat Topic 2/23:Living with Cancer–What’s in your Toolbox?

Whether you’ve been diagnosed recently, or have been living with it for years, daily life with cancer can be a challenge. Of course, different disease stages and treatments will have an impact on the types of challenges patients, caretakers and physicians face. Nevertheless, there are common strategies or tools that can improve quality of life (QOL) for most patients. Moderator Deana Hendrickson (@lungcancerfaces) will pose the following questions to help gently guide this week’s conversation: T1: How can spirituality and/or faith play a role in improving QOL for patients? Examples? #LCSM T2: Does… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 1/26: Education and Shared Decision Making for Cancer Patients in the Era of Fake News and Post-Truths

Though there are many terrific features of social media and sharing of information among patients and caregivers, the last year has also reminded us of the potential harms of easy sharing of misinformation.  “Fake news” may have always been a potential threat, but the decentralization of information sources and “hyper-partisanship” makes it very easy for people to seek information primarily if not exclusively from sources that feed our own biases rather than challenging them with new perspectives. Though the media have largely focused the concept of fake news and post-truths through the… Read More

“What I Like About the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer” (#LCSM Chat on FB Live)

During a reception at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Vienna, Austria, #LCSM Chat co-moderator Janet Freeman-Daily asked other lung cancer patients and advocates what they liked most about the conference.  Their responses were captured via Facebook Live on the  Lung Cancer Social Media #LCSM Chat Facebook page December 4, 2016.   Thanks to the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for their cooperation in making this video.