Posts in the “Awareness Awareness” category:

Arizona Oncology nurses create hope by singing and dancing

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 19th, 2014 |

“Cancer” is a word people will do anything to avoid, especially in relation to their own health. Saying the word “cancer” can even be considered synonymous with using profanities. If it slips from your mouth, people gasp in horror. But, the nurses at Arizona Oncology are fighting against this stigma. They try to give their […]

Cancer-Stricken Girls Celebrate Remission With Photo Re-Do

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2014 |

The photo of three young girls who were battling cancer – bald and hugging each other – has gotten an update with the trio now in remission and posing for a brighter picture that is full of life. Rheann Franklin, 6, Ainsley Peters, 5, and Rylie Hughey, 3, were photographed Saturday at the Bethany, Okla., […]

Lung Cancer Strikes Younger Demographic

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 4th, 2014 |

At 28, Emily Taylor had a persistent wheeze and cough. Her doctor told her it was asthma, but Taylor wasn’t so sure so she requested a lung scan. “When we did, we saw that there was some sort of a haziness in the right upper lobe of my right lung,” Taylor said. A CT scan […]

Ne-Yo, Natasha Bedingfield Play Fenway, Help Raise $1.3 Million for Carver Man

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 27th, 2014 |

On Sunday, July 27, Fenway Park was transformed from into a support center for Dan Grimes, a 42-year-old Carver resident who was recently diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Performers Ne-Yo and Natasha Bedingfield teamed up with Grimes’ employer, Healthbridge, and its parent company, CareOne, for a special concert inside of the Gate D concourse […]

“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; this month’s bonus column comes from patient advocate Emily Bennett Taylor. When I was diagnosed […]

Star-filled Stand Up To Cancer telecast set for Sept. 5

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The campaign to Stand Up To Cancer is returning this year to a TV screen near you, and among the celebrities leading the charge: Gwyneth Paltrow. That’s right. After three fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, performers representing various fields of entertainment are coming together again to present another prime-time broadcast on Sept. 5, […]

Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 23rd, 2014 |

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s […]

Woman survives scary lung cancer diagnosis and finds new life’s work

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 22nd, 2014 |

Six months to live. Mary Jo Grand sat in the sterile exam room. The tumors spat out by her undiagnosed lung cancer had lit up the PET scan — dense black splotches throughout her lungs and arms and abdomen and neck and chest. The doctor was talking. Grim, horrible statistics. Treatment. Experimental medicine. Grand hadn’t […]

Richard Heimler Honored as June LUNGevity Hero

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action – fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research. […]

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a classic tearjerker

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 15th, 2014 |

“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on a novel of the same name written by John Green, a YouTuber-turned-author. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, is suffering from thyroid and lung cancer when she begins attending a support group for cancer patients and meets Augustus Waters, a cancer patient who has been in remission for […]