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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. US VETERANS

      This is a forum for all US veterans impacted by a lung cancer diagnosis. This forum is moderated by a veteran-survivor.

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    6. 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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    • So, it’s been a bit since I’ve posted.  As the title says, I walked out before my lung surgery and I’m so glad I did!  Too many details to type but the short story is, the place was awful in my opinion and it just wasn’t for me. I did not feel comfortable or cared for. I left.  i spoke with my oncologist and she got me in with a new surgeon and I will now have my surgery at the same hospital that I did my chemo/rads before.  The new surgeon ordered a chest Ct and wouldn’t ya know, they found another nodule in the upper area of the same lung. So now there are two. The second one is too small to do anything with so who knows how that will go.   Anyway. Surgery Thursday 5/26/22!  I feel much better than I did before!  I will post soon as I can after and let everyone know how it went.   i do have a question! Did anyone have the pre-surgery drink? I was told I can have water up until 2 hours before surgery! I’m so happy for that! I can’t hardly stand not having my water through the night haha 
    • Hey  I wanted to chime in a bit here, you sound a lot like me. I had a lung resection w/ possible lobectomy scheduled last month and I literally walked out before my surgery because the place was a mess! From filthy conditions to rude, downright incompetent nurses. It was not the place for me.  I am now scheduled with a different surgeon in the same facility that I went to for chemo/rads for a previous cancer, this Thursday 5/26/22.  I was pretty scared and very anxious when I got this news because the nodules I have (found a second one after the first surgery didn’t happen) could be a recurrence of the other cancer or it could be a new lung cancer. Lots of unknowns.  Also- Surgery. I mean, I just don’t like it. But, I will push on because it’s probably early no matter what it is and After having first hand experience with cancer and treatments, I know it’s better to catch as early as possible.  It’s so important to feel confident with the surgeon and staff and facility you’ll be at. This time around, I am far less anxious and feel really good about where I will be. It’s never my idea of a good time but my idea of living longer definitely outweighs my anxiety over surgery.  I’ve read posts here and have had so much support from others who graciously share their experiences so that we newbies can find hope and comfort- it’s made all the difference.  I wish I could say the perfect words to help you through this but it’s just scary. I will definitely post here when I’m able to after my surgery on Thursday and tell you everything that went on!   I hope you’re having a great day and I’ll be thinking of you! 
    • We were trying the targeted therapy drug as adjuvant therapy. However, there is not a lot of data for my particular mutation (Ros-1) that shows that the targeted therapies will stop a recurrence. I decided not to do use it that way for now since I have no visible cancer to treat. The targeted therapies work for some people for a very long time (ten years or more!) and others have to keep switching because they develop a resistance.    
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