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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 the thoughts and issues that are specific to people living with lung cancer.

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    3. NSCLC GROUP

      A forum where general 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

      A forum for patients and caregivers impacted by Small Cell Lung Cancer. Share latest SCLC news, information and get and give support here.

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    5. CAREGIVER RESOURCE CENTER

      A forum for FAMILY MEMBERS/CAREGIVERS: Air your feelings, get and give support from others who are co-surviving lung cancer. Post and share resources for caregivers here.

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  4. TREATMENT FORUMS

    1. CHEMOTHERAPY

       A forum for patients and caregivers impacted by chemotherapy treatment. Connect here to offer insight, get advice and peer support. Share Information and news about chemotherapy here.

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    2. IMMUNOTHERAPY

      A forum for those on or interested in immunotherapy treatments, latest news and peer support.

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    3. RADIATION

      A forum for patients and caregivers impacted by radiation. Connect here to offer insight, get advice and peer support. Share Information and news about radiation and new radiation therapies here.

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    4. SURGERY

      A forum to discuss lung cancer surgeries, share experiences, get and give support.

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    5. SUPPORTIVE CARE

      A forum about supportive/palliative care. Learn about palliative care for lung cancer survivorship, get advice and support and share your resources here.

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  5. LUNG CANCER NAVIGATOR

    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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  6. 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. ADVOCACY

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

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  7. 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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  8. SUPPORT

    1. SUPPORT RESOURCES

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

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  9. GRIEF

    1. GRIEF

      A forum for anyone who has lost a loved one to lung cancer. Post general updates, memorial notices and any tributes here. Share resources for those who may be grieving.

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  10. TERMS OF USE

    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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    • Hi, Captn, and welcome. Stage IV lung cancer is a challenging diagnosis.  At one time the outlook was pretty invariably grim, but we have folks here who are 10-year-plus survivors of Stage IV lung cancer--treatments have greatly improved and new discoveries are happening every day.   A lot depends on variables such as the exact type of lung cancer, where it has spread, what the genetic makeup is of the particular cancer (certain genetic markers in the cancer cells respond to certain types of targeted therapies), the age of the patient, how healthy the patient is otherwise, etc. Figuring out how long someone might live with lung cancer is pretty much a guessing game.  The most important thing is to be in the hands of experienced doctors who are able to recommend and provide the most promising treatments for the person's specific cancer.  Every patient, and every cancer, is unique.  If your friend isn't confident in his medical team, he might want to explore second opinions.  I was lucky enough to have very early stage cancer (found through screening), but if I had Stage IV, I think I would be trying to get treatment at a teaching hospital that has a good record of treating lung cancer.  Such hospitals often have access to the latest treatments, including clinical trials. Your friend needs your support right now.  You also might want to tell him about this website and forum so he can connect with others who have been treated or are currently being treated with the same therapies.
    • My long time childhood friend has stage 4 lung n not given a very good outcome they cannot give him straight answers so how can they give him such short life?    
    • HI Swapon.  Welcome here. I'm sorry to hear about your health concerns and  that you haven't been able to get a diagnosis. It sounds very frustrating. I have the same question that LexieCat has about what kind of doctors you've been seeing. If you haven't seen a pulmonologist, my first suggetion would be that you see one. My pulmonologist was able to tell me a lot from looking at my CT scan. She told me that one lung nodule was very suspicious for cancer due to its shape.She thought it was probably a primary lung cancer and not a metastasis from a different cancer I had previously. This turned out to be correct.   She also told me that scarring in my lungs was likely from valley fever, an illness I was never aware that I had. This illness occurs where I grew up, but not where I have lived as an adult. So I thought she was very knowledgeable. This is why I recommend a pulmonologist.. If you have one and he or she can't answer your questions in a way you think is reasonable, you might want to get a second opinion. I'd also suggest seeing a neurologist, if you haven't already. Best of luck getting some answers! Please keep us informed about what you find out. Bridget O
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