Posts in the “Support Support” category:

10 questions to ask your doctor after a cancer diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 26th, 2014 |

The health care community has made remarkable strides over the past 20 years in treating cancer, but more than a million people in the United States are still diagnosed every year. As devastating as that news is, whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, there are some basic facts to understand […]

Lung Cancer in Young Adults

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 1st, 2014 |

Many people think of lung cancer as a disease of older people, but lung cancer does occur in young people. The public was reminded of this when Dana Reeve – wife of Superman and a never smoker – died from lung cancer at the age of 44. Of concern is that lung cancer in young […]

NCCN Offers Free Webinars for Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 28th, 2014 |

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®), with the support of the NCCN Foundation®, hosted its first of two free patient information webinars titled, “Know What Your Doctors Know: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment.” Registration is still open for the second NCCN patient information webinar, which is scheduled for Saturday, August […]

We Need to Talk About the Costs of Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 7th, 2014 |

Recently, investigators at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University reported on a new tool, COST, for measuring patients’ concerns about the financial burden of cancer treatment. The acronym stands for “COmprehensive Score for financial Toxicity.” Talking about money is not an easy thing for some doctors, including oncologists. Many hesitate to bring up the […]

Helping patients cope with a lung cancer diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

Thoracic oncology navigation involves directing patients to resources, providing education about the disease and its treatments, coordinating patient care, providing information on benefits and assisting with insurance authorizations, and bridging the communication gap between patients and the health care team. The role of the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and how it fits into the multidisciplinary […]

MAR 18 – MALCOLM M. DECAMP, MD

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 5th, 2014 |

JOIN US LIVE MARCH 18! Whether you join us in the Bonie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s (ALCF) Living Room or attend remotely through Ustream on your computer, you will be informed about living with lung cancer. Dr. DeCamp specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Minimally-invasive Surgery (Robotics & Advanced Laparoscopy) and Sterotactic Body Radiotherapy at the […]

Former PGA Golfer, Smith, Battles Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 4th, 2014 |

News Headline: Former PGA Golfer, Smith, Battles Lung Cancer Date: 3/4/14 Outlet Full Name: Selma Times Journal Author: Daniel Evans http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2014/03/04/former-pga-golfer-smith-battles-lung-cancer/ Former golf professional Mike Smith, 63, has been involved in final round battles with some of golf’s all-time greats, but right now he’s fighting a big battle off the course. Smith, who is originally […]

Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Charitable Donation of $1 Million to Support Immuno-Oncology Education for Patients and Caregivers

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 3rd, 2014 |

News Headline: Bristol-Myers Squibb Announces Charitable Donation of $1 Million to Support Immuno-Oncology Education for Patients and Caregivers Date: 3/3/14 Outlet Full Name: Wall Street Journal Author: No author http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140303-905003.html Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced donations totaling $1 million in 2013 to four nonprofit organizations that support patients with cancer. The donations will fund the […]

How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread?

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 26th, 2014 |

News Headline: How Can You Know If Your Lung Cancer Has Spread? Date: 2/26/14 Outlet Full Name: About.com Author: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2014/02/26/how-can-you-know-if-your-lung-cancer-has-spread.htm I was recently asked a very important question – and one that I’m sure many of you have entertained. How can you know if your lung cancer has spread? Unfortunately the spread of […]

Azusa Cheerleader Diagnosed w/ Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Azusa Cheerleader Diagnosed w/ Lung Cancer Date: 2/25/14 Outlet Full Name: ABC Los Angeles Author: Coleen Sullivan http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9445532 Sandra Martinez, a 16-year-old Azusa High School cheerleader with a 4.5 GPA, is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer. “She has a tumor in her chest, it […]