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  1. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

    1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF!

      Please introduce yourself here and then move on to the many other forums!

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  2. STORIES OF SURVIVORSHIP

    1. SHARE YOUR LUNG CANCER STORY

      These are the inspirational and personal stories of the LUNGevity LCSC members.

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  3. DISCUSSION FORUMS

    1. GENERAL

      General discussion about all things lung cancer.

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    2. LC SURVIVORS

      A forum for anyone diagnosed with lung cancer, those in treatment and those who are not, to express their thoughts and issues from a patient's perspective.

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    3. NSCLC GROUP

      This is where thoughts or issues regarding NSCLC and sub-types of NSCLC can be found. Support is here for anyone facing this diagnosis.

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    4. SCLC GROUP

      This is where thoughts or issues regarding Small Cell Lung Cancer, extensive or limited stage can be found. Support is here for anyone facing this diagnosis.

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    5. LUNG CANCER MUTATIONS

      A forum to discuss anything related to lung cancer genetic testing and gene mutations.
      Share any news related to this topic here

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    6. IMMUNOTHERAPY

      Information, news and peer support

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    7. CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

      FAMILY MEMBERS/CAREGIVERS: Air your feelings and get support and encouragement from others who have been co-survivors. Post and share resources for caregivers here

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    8. PALLIATIVE CARE

      Information about palliative care. Learn about palliative care for lung cancer survivorship and share resources here.

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  4. LUNG CANCER Q & A

    1. LUNG CANCER NAVIGATOR

      Do you have general questions about lung cancer? Post them here! We will reply with links and resources. This forum & site are NOT substitutes for professional medical advice. Please read all site disclaimers and consult your treating doctor about everything you read on the internet.

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    2. LUNG CANCER 101

      ALL expert blogs, podcasts webinars and expert events from LUNGevity and our experts will be posted here.

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  5. NEWS / ADVOCACY

    1. LUNG CANCER IN THE NEWS

      News posted here may not necessarily be endorsed or supported by LUNGevity in anyway, should NOT be taken as medical advice and are for informational purposes only.

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    2. CLINICAL TRIALS

      NEW TREATMENTS, TARGETED THERAPIES, RX info links &/or CLINICAL STUDY information may be posted here.

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    3. FOUNDATION NEWS

      News about LUNGevity, press releases, news about our volunteers, coordinators, event and initiatives.

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    4. ADVOCACY

      Advocate, raise awareness, participate in events and find volunteer opportunities in this forum.

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    5. CONFERENCES

      Conferences that are of interest to people impacted by lung cancer

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  6. LIVING WELL

    1. HEALTHY LIVING / RECIPES

      Nutritional information, exercise, diet and therapies. Links and newstories that may be beneficial to health and survival may be posted here. No advertisements.

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    2. HOPE

      Inspire us with your good news and hopeful articles!

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    3. JUST FOR FUN

      A forum for jokes, word games, and fun postings. "Air" your days events or concerns in the Daily "AIR".
      {Fun Found Here!}

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  7. SUPPORT / GROUPS

    1. SUPPORT RESOURCES

      Suggestions, links, recommendations and tools to help support you during the lung cancer journey

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    2. SUPPORT GROUPS

      Find local support groups and/or post your groups here.

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  8. GRIEF / RESOURCES

    1. GRIEF

      For anyone who has lost a loved one to LC. Post general updates, memorial notices and tributes here.

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  9. ABOUT THIS MESSAGE BOARD

    1. FEATURES AND SUPPORT

      You can create your own blog, chat, and more! Learn the basics and ask site support questions here.

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    2. TERMS OF USE

      Terms of use and disclaimers are posted here. They can also be found in the REGISTRATION AGREEMENT that every member accepts when registering to post on this message board.

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