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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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    • Very kind. I appreciate the prayers and soft hugs. Lord knows I need them. Thank you so much Laurel.
    • I am so sorry you are going through all of these scans and no direction on what is happening to your body or how to help you heal. Prayers and soft hugs coming your way.
    • Hello all,
      I have been reading your stories and can see the wonderful support offered to each other. The kindness and community is incredible on here. I am humbled  at what challenges many of you are facing and the dignity and grace you exhibit...and meanwhile are such a support to others on here.   These are my concerns. I will welcome any insight or thoughts or opinions any of you have to spare: So I have been having some pretty scary symptoms all year but have gotten worse in the last couple of months. I have had a lot scans done in my abdomen because I had pain and bleeding coming from there. ER visits until I could actually get an colonoscopy which took forever and everything in the colonoscopy turned out fine. I have had a chronic high wbc for quite a few years that I am now just seeing a hematologist for. I get the results of those blood test on Monday which I am frightned about. Here is my concern as far as lung cancer goes:   Chest muscle pain, upper back pain (unexplanible) and a cough going on over 6 weeks now. I also have some swelling going on which I am scared of.  On top of all this, I have had some other crazy symptoms that I am just too tired to get into, but shortness of breath, dizzines, heart palpatations that were just so scary. Because I already had 3 ct scans this year of abdomen, and about 4 chest xrays I am very scared to get yet another CT scan (not to mention ct scans I've had over the years). I am afraid of all the radiation I had already had this year. I asked my doctor (actually a nurse practioner at my urgent care) for an MRI of the chest. She said ok.  Now I called the MRI place to make sure that the MRI test that I was getting could detect any lung cancer and the MRI tech said no. It is not a good test to have to detect/diagnose lung cancer and that she was actually going to call my doctor because she was confused by the MRI script.   It took a while for this MRI to get approved and I don't want to lose it but at the same time, if it is not going to diagnose lung cancer, then I guess I have no choice but to get the CT scan done.  Please, if you could help me with this, I would be so grateful. Talking to different medical staff and I get different answers. Thank you.
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