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I can be a bit more critical of news stories about lung cancer during the month of November than any other month. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. More eyes are focused on this disease ...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month is NOT about quitting smoking

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Wanted: Lung Cancer Advocates Lung Cancer Awareness Month is about engaging: engaging communities in a dedicated effort to increase survivorship and quality of life for everyone affected by ...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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“I have lung cancer and you want me to WHAT?” Exercise. American Cancer Society recommends that cancer survivors return to normal daily activities as soon as possible after their cancer ...

Exercising After Lung Cancer

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I recently read a quote from a cancer survivor about online support. “”When I stumble, there are so many virtual hands to catch me.” This is the same sentiment that has been expressed about ...

Connecting With Others Can Be A LifeLine

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It’s normal for someone diagnosed with cancer to experience feelings of sadness, fear, anger and grief. It’s when those feelings prevent you from functioning in your everyday life and you feel ...

Depression in Lung Cancer

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Traditionally “summer camp” is viewed as a carefree, fun and sometimes educational program for kids to take part in during their summer breaks. Lasting a few days to a few weeks, these programs ...

Summer Camps for Kids Impacted by a Cancer Diagnosis

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Being a lung cancer caregiver is both a rewarding and challenging experience. Families and loved ones of lung cancer patients take on many roles during the lung cancer journey. It helps to know ...

Tips for Lung Cancer Caregivers

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I recently posted a comment about disliking Mother’s Day and that comment was the most active thread of the day on my social media page. People were sending virtual hugs and advice on how to ...

TO Mother's Day or NOT to Mother's Day?

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September 13, 2012 marks 10 years that I have been a lung cancer patient advocate. So much has happened in my life within those 10 years. I’ve had a lot of personal and professional ...

10 Years of Advocacy: We Still Have Work to Do

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I wanted to take some time today to write about volunteering. From my experience and purposes at times I talk about volunteering in the lung cancer community and supporting those affected by ...

What It Takes To Volunteer

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It’s been almost a decade. And hindsight is 20/20. I wish I would have known the right questions to ask, how to seek out available treatment options and I wish there would have been resources ...

iAmKatieBrown commented on iAmKatieBrown's post What's Your Mission?

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Recently another thought-provoking post was made on LUNGevity’s Lung Cancer Support Community titled, “What do you do differently now?”, asking our members what they do differently after having ...

What Do You Do Different After Cancer?

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It’s been almost a decade. And hindsight is 20/20. I wish I would have known the right questions to ask, how to seek out available treatment options and I wish there would have been resources ...

What's Your Mission?

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Being a young adult without parents is hard, but it isn’t rare, and unfortunately losing a parent to lung cancer isn’t uncommon. Statistic s shows that one in two men and one in three women will ...

This Father's Day There Is Hope

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Recently a new post on the Lung Cancer Support Community message boards posed a question asking why some people care about advocating for a cause and why others don’t. Many of our strongest ...

Why Be an Advocate?

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Hearing that you or your loved one has lung cancer can be shocking and overwhelming. There are many emotional stages that you and your loved ones experience even before a treatment plan is ...

Talking About Lung Cancer

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Throughout my 10 year career as a lung cancer patient advocate, I’ve had many people ask me questions about advocacy, how to get started and how they can make a difference in the fight against ...

Important First Steps of Lung Cancer Advocacy

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When I was 22 I was diagnosed with early stage cervical cancer. I had two surgical procedures and years of close follow ups, but I went on with my life and never spoke about it with anyone…I mean ...

Symptoms and Early Detection in Lung Cancer