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Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the virtues of love and the selflessness it often entails. In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we want to recognize those who serve as caregivers to their loved ones. Today, Michael Sulick is going to share a little bit about his journey

Letter from Lung Cancer Groups to Congress Regarding Healthcare Coverage

Letter from Lung Cancer Groups to Congress Regarding Healthcare Coverage

The original letter can be found here. February 2, 2017 Dear Senators and Representatives: Our organizations write to ask for your support for ensuring access to healthcare for the more than tens of millions of Americans living with or at risk for lung cancer. As Congress moves forward with

Joy Divine's Lung Cancer Story

In July 2015, I was a very active 38-year-old, working in finance and as a personal trainer—often starting my day at 4:45 am and ending some days at 8 pm.  I ate healthy, worked out six days a week, went to all of my doctor's appointments and generally tried to take care of myself. But I began

Guest Post: Genomic Testing

Guest Post: Genomic Testing

In North Carolina, lung cancer is a problem. The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics projected there would be 8,768 new cases of lung cancer and 6,191 deaths from lung cancer in 2016. In 2012, lung cancer accounted for 29.6 percent of cancer deaths in North Carolina according to the

Meet the Spring 2017 Interns - Morgan and Kaley

Meet the Spring 2017 Interns - Morgan and Kaley

What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Like most other college students, that question has consumed much of my thoughts for the last several years. Fast forward three and a half years and I think I finally have it figured out. My name is Morgan Howard and I am in my senior year at

Lung Cancer Survivor and Wife to Run Kiawah Half Marathon

Lung Cancer Survivor and Wife to Run Kiawah Half Marathon

Lung Cancer Survivor and Wife to Run Kiawah Half Marathon For the average person, running 13.1 miles can sound like a daunting task.  Now imagine running that distance while battling lung cancer!  That is just what lung cancer survivor Rob Youth and his wife Amanda plan to do on Saturday,

Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

  On May 8, 2014 upon completion of four cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy with Cisplatin/Alimta I received the verdict:  I WAS IN REMISSION.  My original diagnosis was stage II adenocarcinoma of the lung.  It was my upper left lobe.  I had surgery to remove the tumor in December of 2013.  I had 10

Reflections of a Lung Cancer Patient and Survivor - Tomma Hargraves

Reflections of a Lung Cancer Patient and Survivor - Tomma Hargraves

“We received the results of your biopsy on that lymph node, Mrs. Hargraves.  Would you like to come into the office?”  Thus, with that phone call from my primary care physician, my journey with lung cancer began.  After a CT scan later that day, I was officially diagnosed with stage 3B, non-small

Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition Both Receive $5,000 Access Grants

Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition Both Receive $5,000 Access Grants

  The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is pleased to announce Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition as the recipients of 5,000 Access Grants each.  The goal of the Access Grant Program is to partner with community organizations in North Carolina to improve access to care and

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

The other day I was in Lowe’s looking for light bulbs and an elderly man was wearing a hat with the ship he served on just like the one my grandfather wore daily.  The emotions caught me off guard.  I will miss seeing my grandfather or ‘Old Man’ wearing a similar hat.  My grandfather served over 20

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