#LCSM Chat Topic 10/5: Lung Cancer Advocacy: How we can help ourselves

With November Lung Cancer Awareness Month #LCAM17 just around the corner, this is a good time to explore the many ways we can do advocacy work, whether for ourselves or on behalf of a loved one. In fact, this is the topic of this Thursday’s edition of #LCSM Chat at 5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern, moderated by Deana Hendrickson. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to it. Topic Questions T1: Are there particular advocacy groups with whom you like to work? Which ones? Why? T2: Have you ever done… Read More

#LCSM Chat Topic 9/8: You’ve Been Diagnosed With Lung Cancer…Now What?

Our topic for the next #LCSM Chat on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern) is “You’ve Been Diagnosed with Lung Cancer…Now What?” Our moderator will be Laronica Conway (@louisianagirl91). Have you (or someone you know) been recently diagnosed with lung cancer? What happens next? Just getting past the shock of the diagnosis can be challenging and emotionally draining, but knowing the next steps can possibly help remove some of the uncertainty. This week we’ll open up the discussion and seek advice from health care providers and from… Read More

#LCSM Chat 07/14: The Spectrum of Progression: What Would YOU Do?

The Many Faces of PD: Should We Consider Progression in a More Nuanced Way? Historically, cancer treatments have been graded in large part by the “response rate” they produce, the reflection of the proportion of patients whose cancers demonstrate significant tumor shrinkage on imaging scans. While stable disease, which at least reflects no disease growth, is considered a reasonable, relative victory compared to evidence of the cancer growing, we consider a treatment as failing when the cancer grows. At the same time, in patients who are being monitored off of therapy, evidence… Read More