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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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    • Pat- I'm so very sorry to hear about your progress and C-Diff.  My mom has had C-diff twice and it is horrible - she says it's probably the most horrible thing she has had to deal with.  I am sending positive thoughts your way. Take Care, Steff
    • Marco, My mom has had 2 different chemo combinations, 1 for her initial diagnosis and 1 for her recurrence.  Both combos are probably different than what your friend is currently receiving.  But here's my take on the effects of chemo...for the first bout, my mom did not have many severe side effects, mainly felt blah.  Chemo kicked her butt for the 2nd round...the 1st infusion wasn't a big deal and just caused weakness.  After the 2nd infusion, the flu-like symptoms began to occur and continued like clockwork for each infusion.  She would have flu-like symptoms starting on the 3rd day following the infusion and it would last for about 10 days (she was on an infusion every 3 weeks).  As Tom said, your friend's side effects may not get worse than they are now.  And if things drastically change, be sure to report it to his docs because it may not be a side effect from chemo, he might have something else going on...my mom got really sick halfway thru her treatment and it was due to an unrelated infection.  So, not every "bad" feeling is chemo related and should be followed up with.
    • Tom  I like that paragraph There are no lifetime guarantees with any form of lung cancer. Thankfully, conventional treatment often extends life. How long? In my view, how long is irrelevant. I didn't know how long I'd live before my diagnosis. Retrospectively, it seems odd that after diagnosis life tenure became an overwhelming concern, and that concern ballooned into severe depression after each "successful" treatment and recurrence.  I eventually learned life tenure is immaterial if I fail to enjoy each moment of additional life treatment afforded me. So true Bob  
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