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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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    • Yes Terry my pulm doc did recommend 3 months but my insurance tried to say nope 6 months, and the pulm doc office is the one that told me that the ins denied it so they will just do 6 months like they didn’t fight it ..I’m the one that says no ..I don’t care if I have to pay out of pocket I’m getting a 3 month scan. So ty Michelle I will call pulm office to have the doc call the insurance  to say 3 month is necessary..hope it works ...thanks guys ..love and light ❤️
    • My initial PET scan was denied at first.  They said the nodule was too small, it needed to be 1 cm to qualify for a PET.  The doctors were successful in getting it through the peer review process.  
    • Hi Lisa- Insurance companies!  After my LC diagnosis I’m embarrassed to have worked in the industry. Fortunately I did run the appeals department for three major insurers.   Lisa if you have a denial in writing then excercise your appeal rights.  The pulmonologist will need to do a peer to peer review by phone. My PET was denied & the pulmonologist got it approved after a lengthy argument.   there is a second level appeal and then a third level called Independent Review.  Keep appealing! There is also a separate complaint process.  I’m not sure if it’s the policy through your company? If so then file a complaint with the broker who sold the policy.  The Department of Insurance can also be a resource too.  The key is to ensure the doctor’s office provides sufficient documentation & rationale for the proposed treatment plan.   My initial chemo was denied & I later found out my doctor’s documentation was perfect but the hospital finance team didn’t send it to the insurance company.   Bottom line is that docs have gotten pretty well versed in the insurance delay tactics.  Try not to worry too much & I think you’ll be fine.  Hang in there!  Michelle
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