Tom Galli Posted November 1, 2020 Share Posted November 1, 2020 Today starts our month. Forum members are all too well aware of lung cancer. This awareness is for others; for those who don't know or more importantly don't care. It matters not how we come to this disease. Once we have it, we are branded by stigma, and the stigma is a smoke screen! People think ours is a second class disease; "we deserve it!" "We gave it to ourselves!" Accordingly, policy makers believe research for new diagnosis and treatment methods is better applied elsewhere. Policy makers are lost in a smoke screen! Ironically, because of the good work of our Foundation, we are breaking new ground in the lab. We've been driving the immunotherapy train the last 3 years; this new discovery is changing outcomes. Stage IV is treatable! There are people on this forum who are NED at Stage IV because of immunotherapy! A dedicated band of scientists and doctors have created a small wave of success. This wave needs to morph into a tsunami and engulf the smoke screen! Many of us are waiting and dying. This month, we need to drive change in hearts and minds and reach those who don't know or don't care. We need them to become aware and do something that disperses the smoke screen. Do not miss an opportunity to tweak a policy maker. Some are elected, most are not. Uniformly, they are inoculated against change. They are hiding in the smoke screen. Overwhelm them this month! They need to be 'woke' to find, fix and finish lung cancer. Gail (far left in photo) is cherished and remembered. She didn't run out of time or hope; she ran out of treatment methods. Stay the course. Tom Steff and SamGirl50 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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