#LCSM Chat Topic 4/2/2020: #COVID19 and #LungCancer
It seems that the world has turned upside down. At the time I write this, there have been almost 550,00 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the world and over 85,000 in the US. Here in New York City there have been over 23,000 cases and 365 deaths as of March 27th (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html). The pandemic has placed enormous stress on our health care delivery system. For lung cancer patients, it has affected healthcare providers’ ability to perform tests and radiologic procedures; provide timely diagnosis, staging, and care for early stage patients; and, in… Read More
#LCSM Chat Topic 05/09/2019: What’s new in early stage lung cancer
Our May 9, 2019 #LCSM Chat at 8 pm Eastern (5 pm Pacific) will focus on the newest treatments for early stage lung cancer. The topic should be interesting to all who deal with early stage disease — patients, caregivers, oncology nurses, surgeons, radiologists, pulmonologists, pathologists, and oncologists. Although we have all heard about the tremendous advances in the treatment of metastatic lung cancer, we sometimes don’t appreciate the incredible progress we have also made in diagnosing and treating early stage lung cancer. Early stage patients can realistically strive for and expect… Read More
#LCSM Chat Topic 2019-02-07: Is it worth the drive?
Unfortunately, you just got diagnosed with cancer. You and your family are desperately trying to figure out where to go and which doctor to see. But how far are you willing to go? Can you be more confident in your diagnosis, decrease your complications, and improve your chances of survival if you drive a little farther, past your local hospital, to a specialized center that treats a higher volume of cancer patients? What would it take for you, the patient, to go that extra distance? Seminal surgical studies have described a “volume… Read More
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