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June 2010 Blog Posts (9)

LCA swag for Lung Cancer Awareness Month - What to choose?

Hey everyone,

We would love to get your feedback on what "swag" item we should send out to cancer centers as part of a kit during November? We have a few options. Please visit the poll to vote! If you go to the top of any page, over to the right on the navigation bar, you will see where it says "Polls." Click there and you will see it.

Thanks for your feedback!

Amy

Added by AmyLCA on June 24, 2010 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces Progress in Securing More DOD Funding For Third Year in a Row

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces Progress in Securing More DOD Funding For Third Year in a Row

Oct.1, 2010 -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that the first and most critical legislative hurdle in securing additional Department of Defense (DOD) funding for lung cancer research has been successfully… Continue

Added by TeamLCA on June 22, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Prognosis: When Cancer Patients Opt for Surgery

Prognosis: When Cancer Patients Opt for Surgery

June 21, 2010 -- Most lung cancer patients who undergo surgery are still alive three years later, compared with just 10 percent of those who do not. Yet at least one-third of patients choose not to have the operation. Why not? That was the question Dr. Samuel Cykert sought to answer when he and fellow researchers asked 386 new lung cancer patients… Continue

Added by TeamLCA on June 22, 2010 at 3:21pm — 6 Comments

Anyone out there taking Tarceva long term.. 5 years and 2 months for me..

Would love to connect with any long term survivors taking Tarceva...

Blessings,
J-me

Added by J-me on June 20, 2010 at 2:04pm — 17 Comments

Having trouble with the technology

Thought I was more techno-able than this but seems that posting to a simple blog is a challenge. Anyway, thank you for the welcome. I have stage 3 adenocarcinoma. Took two lobes of the right lung and found 8 of 9 lymph nodes positive. Started chemo Monday and am still pretty nauseated but know that that will go away in time. I look forward to learning from all of you and sharing and strength, support or hope I might have. Love, SilverFox

Added by Silverfox on June 12, 2010 at 8:16am — 4 Comments

News Headlines about Crizotinib

The big news at ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) this year in lung cancer was about Crizotinib, and ALK inhibitor that is showing big results in a small population of people with non-small cell lung cancer. Instead of posting one article, here are several that describe this drug and the clinical trial results:



Drug Fights Tumors in Advanced… Continue

Added by TeamLCA on June 9, 2010 at 11:01am — No Comments

How do you deal with all the waiting for news?

How do you deal with all the waiting for good or bad news? I am about to be formally diagnosed with Lung Cancer on Thursday. I get the results of my biopsys to determine what type of cancer I have and then what type of treatment I will have. This has been going on since April13th.

Once my type of cancer is determined what can I expect from Chemo and/or radiation? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. It is nice to know that I am not alone. Thank you!

Added by bruin on June 9, 2010 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

Hope and Cancer

Last week I traveled to Quebec City, Canada for the International Psycho-Oncology Society annual meeting. This is always a really interesting meeting because it brings people who care for the psycho-social needs of people dealing with cancer from all over the world. Lots of folks are here from organizations I know in the US, and then others that I'm hearing about for the first time. All doing what we do at LCA - figure out how to provide social support to people dealing with…

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Added by AmyLCA on June 3, 2010 at 3:45pm — 4 Comments

New Blood Test Speeds Up Cancer Detection

New Blood Test Speeds Up Cancer Detection
June 2, 2010 -- The detection and treatment of solid cancers such as lung, breast, ovarian, colon, and prostate cancers could be on the verge of a major makeover, thanks to a new blood test developed at the University of Nottingham and spinoff company Oncimmune.

Added by TeamLCA on June 3, 2010 at 10:33am — 6 Comments

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