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  1. CURE'S EDUCATED PATIENT SUMMIT ON LUNG CANCER ~ NASHVILLE, TN Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020 Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Location: AC Hotel by Marriott Nashville Downtown 410 5th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203 Description: Designed for all stages and demographics of lung cancer, as well as their caregivers and advocates, attendees will have the opportunity to: • Speak to and learn directly from the experts of lung cancer care • Network and collaborate with fellow lung cancer patients, advocates, survivors and caregivers • Explore new viewpoints and challenge the way you think about care and survivorship Event Website & Online Registration: https://www.curetoday.com/events/nashville-lung-2020 NashvilleLung_SaveTheDate_V3.pdf
  2. TRIAGE CANCER CONFERENCE ~ OAKLAND, CA Date: Saturday, March 21 Time: Registration: 8:00 am – 8:30 am Program: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: Marriott Oakland City Center 1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 Description: Triage Cancer offers a series of FREE educational conferences for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, advocates, and oncology healthcare professionals. Learn valuable information about navigating practical cancer survivorship issues, from beyond diagnosis, into post-treatment survivorship. Event Website & Online Registration: TriageCancer.org/Conferences 2020 Triage Cancer Conference Flyer - Oakland.pdf
  3. Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Lung Cancer Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sign-in and Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Presentation Location: Cancer Support Community Atlanta 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Suite C-225 Atlanta, GA 30342 Description: This free workshop will provide an overview of lung cancer, current lung cancer treatments, and strategies for side-effect management. Participants will receive presentation handouts and will be served a light lunch. Featured Speaker: Ioana Bonta, M.D., Georgia Cancer Specialists, Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine RSVP Required: 404-843-1880 FS Lung Ca Flyer 2.27.2020.pdf
  4. This story is about my encounter with cancer, which happened in 2014. I had a near-death experience, and was rushed to Kaiser Zion medical facility in San Diego, CA. My doctor, Dr. Tomssi met me in the ICU and let me know that my body was struggling with issues regarding the bowel. I was excreting dark colors, almost purplish in color, which indicated blood. I had lost about four pints of blood and it would have led to death. I think God saved me from that near-death experience. In February of 2014, Dr. Tomssi found evidence of cancer from lab tests and let me know about the results. Of course, I was very upset, I believed that my future was near its end. I was in shock, and to add more to it, I was required to use colostomy bag, receive radiology for chemo. All in all it was a shocking experience, and I naturally rejected the idea, because it was so uncomfortable. Dr. Tomssi encouraged me to explore those options because it would save my life, and prevent the cancer from increasing its stages. Dr. Tomssi mentioned that he had found something on my right lung that could be unstable later, so I should consider preventive measures. Dr. Tomssi encouraged that I lead a stress-free life and explore healthy lifestyle to prevent the stages from increasing. I naturally agreed. I had gone into bouts of depression and Dr. Tomssi’s office had tried to reach out to me for appointments and follow ups, to which I neglected. At one point I gave in and went to see the doctor, Dr. Tomssi was very humble and gave me positive spirits where he encouraged me to get a check-up for any cancer indications. Two days later the office reached out to me via phone and told me that I had indications of cancer in the rectum. I decided to proceed with radiation, chemo, and mental health counseling. I had regularly attended chemo therapy and saw Dr. Zimmer for the process, but my wife was controlling, and did not agree to the entire process. She did not believe the therapy would help fight cancer, my wife had the family move to Virginia then in Wisconsin during the process, so I lacked stability and support from home. My mind and body was equally weak and it felt like I was always in a body of water, my memory was always lapsing. My memory went away as did my body, it seems to be about sixty percent loss. In February of 2019, I moved back to San Diego, and Dr. Zimmer was my doctor again, and we had a scan again. It turned out that my cancer had progressed to stage four and instead of one spot, I now had six spots. I was encouraged to sign up for the LifeLine Mentor program and I was assigned with Melissa Crouse who is very humble and encouraging to me. My family is all very worried about me and is grateful that I have this kind of support from different agencies. This is especially important seeing as I had lost my son not too long ago due to suicide as a result of PTSD from the armed forces. I value the support I get from LUNGevity.org, and that place is where I feel at home, and safe.
  5. Hi, Katum31, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations. In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  6. Hi, Sunshine145, We're glad to hear that your mom is on an effective treatment, but we're sorry that the side effects have been so rough. The causes of cancer-related fatigue are not fully understood. It may be the cancer and/or the cancer treatment. Here is an article from Moffitt Cancer Center with information and tips on cancer-related fatigue: https://moffitt.org/take-charge/take-charge-story-archive/cancer-related-fatigue/ And here are some additional tips from the oncology nutrition specialists at Savor Health: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/blogs/voices-from-the-community/fighting-fatigue-during-cancer-treatment We hope that you and your mom are doing well. Please post an update when you can! With gratitude, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  7. Hi, Fifi, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  8. Hi, Moonbeam, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  9. Hi, Sharon, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with LexieCat. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations. In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. And please post an update when you can! We are here for you, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  10. Hi, Ld1978, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can! With gratitude, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  11. Hi, Barbara, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can! We are here for you, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  12. Hi, Chuck, Just wanted to check in and see how you and your mom are doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you. Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  13. Hi, Barb, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you! Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  14. Hi, Komal, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you! Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  15. Hi, fauna, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can. We are here for you! Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  16. This made me laugh, Susan! I do the same thing whenever I have to type the word longevity. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend! Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  17. Hi, Angelo, Just wanted to check in and see how you and your wife are doing? Here is a link to information about different types of treatment for Stage IV NSCLC: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/lung-cancer-101/treatment-options/treatment-options-for-non-small-cell-lung Content in LUNGevity's Lung Cancer 101 website is reviewed and approved by the LUNGevity Education Editorial Board, consisting of pulmonologists; medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; pathologists; and physician assistants from leading institutions, as well as experienced patient advocates. Has your wife had biomarker testing? For some kinds of lung cancer, comprehensive biomarker testing may provide information on whether there are changes in the cancer cells that can be treated with targeted therapies or immunotherapy. These therapies can be highly effective for patients with treatable biomarkers. You can find more helpful information here: https://lungevity.org/biomarkertesting Please post an update when you can. We are here for you. Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  18. Hi, Susan, Welcome to LCSC! I wanted to share this with you about a runner names James, who is living with lung cancer. We recently shared James' story in a LUNGevity Spotlight post: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/blogs/voices-from-the-community/survivor-spotlight-james-hiter Please let me know if you would like to connect with him and I can put you in touch! With gratitude, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  19. Hi, aretha, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations.In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. And please post an update when you can. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  20. Hi, Laura, We just wanted to check in and see how you're doing. Please post an update when you can! We are here for you, Lauren -- Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  21. Hi, ale, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. LUNGevity's website has information about EGFR and treatment options: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/lung-cancer-101/treatment-options/targeted-therapy Here are instructions that may help you translate the website from English to Italian if you use Google Chrome as your web browser. I hope this helps! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  22. Hi, JCM, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. LUNGevity's Right Track website can help you find experts and centers that have extensive experience treating your specific type of lung cancer: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers/lung-cancer-101/recently-diagnosed In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  23. Hi, Marci, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations. In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. And please post an update when you can. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  24. Hi, Jeanie, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations. In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
  25. Hi, Pessa, Welcome to LCSC. My name is Lauren and I'm the Digital Community Manager for LUNGevity Foundation. I'm glad to see that you've already connected with a few of our members. This community is a great place to find information and support. Please feel free to explore the message boards and blogs, ask questions, and join the ongoing conversations. In addition to these forums, LUNGevity also has a robust Lung Cancer 101 website, free patient educational materials, a Survivor and Caregiver Resource Center, peer-to-peer support programs, a toll-free Lung Cancer Helpline, survivorship conferences, and lunch and learn events. You can explore more here: https://lungevity.org/for-patients-caregivers Please let me know if you'd like any additional information about LUNGevity's Support & Survivorship Programs. We are here for you! With gratitude, Lauren -- Lauren Humphries Digital Community Manager LUNGevity Foundation
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