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May 2011 Blog Posts (6)

New Feature - Groups!

Some of you may have noticed a new feature on LungLoveLink: Groups!  And then you might have asked yourself, “what the heck is a group?”

 

A group is a way to interact with people who have a specific area of interest within lung cancer, while the support forums are more about sharing lung cancer-specific experiences. Groups can be set as private so that sensitive topics of conversation can be discussed without showing up in public.

 

Last week, we launched three…

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Added by TeamLCA on May 17, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Article: Large scale study shows correlation of EGFR mutations with smoking and men

From: http://www.cancernetwork.com/lung-cancer/content/article/10165/1858275

 

Large-Scale Study Shows Correlation of EGFR Mutations with Smoking and Men

 

by Anna Azvolinsky, PhD | May 10, 2011

 

Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Medical School of Cornell University have shown an association of epidermal growth factor receptor…

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Added by AmyLCA on May 11, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

Information requests from LCA

Some time ago, we added a way to request information from LCA to the registration form. Many people have requested information through this route. I've been emailing people back to get names and mailing addresses, and not many have emailed me back. If you have changed your mind and do not wish to receive information, please disregard my email. But if you requested info and you haven't heard from me, it may be that the email went into a spam filter along the way. Please email me through…

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Added by AmyLCA on May 10, 2011 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Out of the Shadows: Lung Cancer and Screening

Yesterday LCA co-hosted a fantastic symposium with Legacy for Health in DC. Moderated by Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Health Affairs, a panel of experts discussed a wide range of topics related to lung cancer, from the racial and socio-economic disparities, to Veteran's health, to surgical advances, to the recent evidence that screening high risk populations with low dose spiral CT scans can save lives. 

 

The panelists included:

Cheryl Healton, Dr. PH,…

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Added by TeamLCA on May 10, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Thanks from Marilyn

Today I fell in love with the site (I've never blogged).  I thank everyone for their comments and time (Amy, David, Harley Guy, and others) and I do read them - over and over.

 

Many wrote that Stage II has a pretty good survival rate - and yes, that is good news.  Here's my embarrassment:  what I failed (forgot) to state in my initial blog is I also have Stage III COPD - which I'm researching but as yet have not addressed medically as I've been pretty much following my…

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Added by marilyn on May 2, 2011 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

New Arena and New Battles - Making the Best Decision

Thank you for welcoming me to a very special place.

I am so very lost, rethink each decision I make, and (this is difficult as I've always been a brave person) I'm afraid I'm doing the wrong thing.

 

I had a lobectomy March 24th for Stage II small non-cell lung cancer, followed by a collapsed lung (my oncologist said my lungs are like "butter"). I am scheduled to begin a 12 week regimen of chemo this week (chemo, a three week rest, followed by chemo again for a total of…

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Added by marilyn on May 1, 2011 at 10:05pm — 3 Comments

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