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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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    • Danioh, I answered your first post in an other forum and I'll not repeat that discussion here. Welcome to powerlessness central. At least you consulted with a mental health professional; I tried to tough it out and failed miserably.  Unfortunately, lung cancer treatment is often a long slog.  Mine was three years and a month of active treatment but since March 2007, I've achieved no evidence of disease (NED).  If I can get there, so can you. Let's dwell on wrong decisions and fear.  You have two options: treat or don't treat.  You chose treatment first time around and you'll likely choose it again.  As I see it, the only possible wrong decision is to not treat.  Choosing treatment will not eliminate future uncertainty, health system navigation stress, and cancer anxiety (scanziety).  These will all remain whether you decide to treat or not treat.  I can't recommend a CA retreat center, but I'd opt for a week of solitary camping in Yosemite National Park. When away from population centers, I am awed by looking at stars painting the night sky.  My problems just melt away. Yes, I can relate to lung cancer craziness.  I think we all can for it never gets better or easier, but it can get crazier. Let's hope things stay just plain crazy. Stay the course. Tom
    • Danioh, Wait and see or precision radiation?  I'd choose precision radiation. In fact, I did and it likely saved my life.  One millimeter in 4 months is not a lot but I know it feels gigantic.  I recall those agonizing scan consultation when we'd go over waxing and waning of my tumors.  Then we had the here today, gone tomorrow consultations.  Recurrences just plain suck.  The only improvement in the suck is new treatment modalities that didn't exist when I was in the recurrence swamp.   From my understand, the differences between proton therapy and precision radiation are two: proton radiation kills tumors, including cells on the margin, and stops, and it costs about 10X that of precision radiation.  Both fry tumors; CyberKnife or SBRT goes through the body, and proton therapy stops right after the tumor. But precision radiation works; I'm alive to testify! Stay the course. Tom
    • Hey Charles. I’m having the itchy swollen eyes issue. Hopefully it’s my allergies, of course it may be a side effect. Another person I work with is having the same symptoms from her allergies-she’s not a patient.  Wondering what you are doing for it and what your doc says about it. 
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