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Tweets for #LCAM2013 Week 4 — How to Help Lung Cancer Patients

For Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013), the #LCSM team compiled a list of tweet-sized lung cancer facts – one tweet for each day in November. We ask all #LCSM participants and lung cancer advocates to tweet the fact of the day at noon Eastern time (9 AM Pacific) to help with trending.  You can come here to copy the tweet of the day, or  if you prefer, you can retweet the fact after @LCSMChat tweets each day at 11:55 AM Eastern Time.

Our tweets for the final week of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013) focus on HELP:  what you can do to help lung cancer patients, whether through providing direct assistance, funding research, advocating, or supporting lung cancer organizations.  For Week 1 tweets, click here.  For Week 2 tweets, click here. For Week 3 tweets, click here. Facts for all weeks of #LCAM2013 are collected here.

HOW TO HELP LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

November 25 tweet:
HELP: Distribute information about low-dose CT screening for #lungcancer. http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/lung-cancer/lung-cancer-screening-guidelines/lung-cancer-one-pager.pdf #LCSM #LCAM2013

November 26 tweet:
HELP: Support #lungcancer patients as a volunteer at your local cancer center. #LCSM #LCAM2013

November 27 tweet:
HELP a #lungcancer patient during/after treatment with transportation, childcare, housework, meals, or fundraising. #LCSM #LCAM2013

November 28 tweet:
HELP: Support #lungcancer charities that fund research or assist LC patients. http://lungcan.org/our-members/ #LCSM #LCAM2013

November 29 tweet:
HELP: Support an LC advocacy org or ask your government reps to fully fund #lungcancer research. http://lungcan.org/advocacy/ #LCSM #LCAM2013

November 30 tweet:
HELP: Join an #LCSM chat on Twitter to discuss #lungcancer topics. https://lcsmchat.wordpress.com/lcsm-chat/ #LCAM2013

Tweets for #LCAM2013 Week 3 — Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

 

For Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013), the #LCSM team compiled a list of tweet-sized lung cancer facts – one tweet for each day in November. We ask all #LCSM participants and lung cancer advocates to tweet the fact of the day at noon Eastern time (9 AM Pacific) to help with trending.  You can come here to copy the tweet of the day, or  if you prefer, you can retweet the fact after @LCSMChat tweets each day at 11:55 AM Eastern Time.

Our tweets for the third week of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013) focus on HOPE for lung cancer patients: early detection, advances in treatment, personalized medicine, and research results.  For Week 1 tweets, click here.  For Week 2 tweets, click here. Facts for all weeks of #LCAM2013 are collected here.

HOPE FOR LUNG CANCER PATIENTS

November 18 tweet
National Lung Screening Trial showed low-dose helical CT scans can lower mortality from #lungcancer at least 20%. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

National Cancer Institute. (n.d.). National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Retrieved 17-Nov-2013 from http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/noteworthy-trials/nlst.

November 19 tweet
Newly-diagnosed #lungcancer patients should consider getting a second opinion about diagnosis and treatment. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. (n.d.). For Newly Diagnosed:  Seeking a Second Opinion. Retrieved 17-Nov-2013 from http://www.seattlecca.org/newly-diagnosed-second-opinion.cfm.

November 20 tweet
Lobectomy performed by video assisted thoracoscopic surgery results in shorter hospital stay, quicker recovery. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

Swanson, SJ et al. (2012 Apr). Video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy is less costly and morbid than open lobectomy: a retrospective multiinstitutional database analysis. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; 93(4):1027-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130269

Nicastri, DG et al. (2008 Mar). Thoracoscopic lobectomy: report on safety, discharge independence, pain, and chemotherapy tolerance. The Journals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery; 135(3):642-7. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18329487.

November 21 tweet
Patients whose #lungcancer tumors had driving mutations and who received targeted therapy live longer. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

Kris, M.G. et al. (2013, Oct 29). “Treatment with Therapies Matched to Oncogenic Drivers Improves Survival in Patients with Lung Cancers: Results from The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC).” 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer, Sydney, Australia: Abstract PL03.  Read abstract here.

November 22 tweet
Patients with #lungcancer who participate in #cancer clinical trials live longer. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

Chow, CJ et al.  (2013 Apr). Does enrollment in cancer trials improve survival? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 216(4):774-80. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23415510.

November 23 tweet
Immune-based therapy and clinical trials show potential for #lungcancer treatment. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

National Cancer Institute. (n.d.)  Expanding the Playing Field: Immune-Based Therapy Shows Potential for Lung,
Other Cancers. Retrieved 17-Nov-2013 from http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2012/PD-1-immunotherapy0612.

Gillis, Bonnie. (2013 Sep 29). PD-L1 Inhibitor Delivers Rapid, Durable Responses in Advanced NSCLC. Retrieved 17-Nov-2013 from http://www.onclive.com/conference-coverage/ecco-esmo-2013/PD-L1-Inhibitor-Delivers-Rapid-Durable-Responses-in-Advanced-NSCLC

November 24 tweet
Palliative care improves survival and quality of life for advanced #lungcancer patients. #LCAM2013 #LCSM

National Cancer Institute. (n.d.). Palliative Care Improves Survival, Quality of Life in Advanced Lung Cancer. Retrieved 17-Nov-2013 from http://www.cancer.gov/clinicaltrials/results/summary/2010/early-palliative-care0910.

#LCSM Chat Topic for 21-Nov-2013: “Resources for Learning about Lung Cancer”

The next #LCSM Chat on Twitter will occur Thursday, November 21, at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific), and be moderated by @louisianagirl91 (Laronica Conway, a lung cancer advocate) and @JFreemanDaily (Janet Freeman-Daily, a lung cancer patient).  Our focus for this chat will be “Resources for Learning about Lung Cancer.”

Whether you are patient, caregiver, family member, or friend, hearing those three little words “It’s lung cancer” often starts a mad rush to learn about this dreaded disease.  The doctor probably explained test results and told you what to expect, but the information came so fast (often while you were still in shock) and with so many new terms that you missed much of what was said.

The search for information about lung cancer symptoms, terminology, diagnostic process, treatment and supports takes us to doctor-provided pamphlets, books, patient navigators, support groups, and websites.  Some are helpful, some not so much. This chat will be about that search for information: which resources are helpful, which are not, and what additional information would be helpful but isn’t easily accessible yet.

The three questions we will discuss on November 21 are:

Q1: During and after an LC diagnosis, what information do patients and their families want or need most?

Q2: Where do patients and their families seek information about lung cancer — online and elsewhere?

Q3: What additional information about lung cancer would you like to see online and elsewhere?

If you’re not sure how to participate in a tweetchat, visit our #LCSM Chat tab here.

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