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GUEST BLOGGER: IF You Had An Option, Would You Skip Chemotherapy?

GUEST BLOGGER: IF You Had An Option, Would You Skip Chemotherapy?

GUEST BLOGGER: IF You Had An Option, Would You Skip Chemotherapy? A patient's perspective By Jon Gorman If you have been recently diagnosed with cancer, there is so much information to absorb, and so many decisions to make.  To add to the stress, all of it goes by at a blistering

GUEST BLOGGER: Di'Ann Smith and Lung Cancer Support

GUEST BLOGGER: Di'Ann Smith and Lung Cancer Support

GUEST BLOGGER: Di'Ann Smith and Lung Cancer Support Groups     My journey with lung cancer began in November 2007.  My desire to seek a support group began in August 2008.  At that time, the only talking support system for lung cancer survivors was a Wednesday

GUEST BLOGGER: Melissa Tanner on Misconceptions of Lung Cancer

GUEST BLOGGER: Melissa Tanner on Misconceptions of Lung Cancer

GUEST BLOGGER: Melissa Tanner on Misconceptions of Lung Cancer Myths and misconceptions surround lung cancer. In particular, the myth that only smokers get lung cancer leaves the public at risk for ignoring the early signs of lung cancer. Late diagnosis of lung cancer is linked to

GUEST BLOGGER: Tomma Hargraves on the LCI Access to Care Gas Card Program

GUEST BLOGGER: Tomma Hargraves on the LCI Access to Care Gas Card Program

GUEST BLOGGER: Lung Cancer Survivor, Tomma Hargraves The LCI Access to Care Gas Card Program   I have been involved with the lung cancer advocacy group since the first 5K held in November of 2007.  I had just finished 9 months of aggressive treatment for non-small cell lung

Lung Cancer CT Screening Saves Lives: Take a Stand & Tell Medicare to Cover the Scan!

Lung Cancer CT Screening Saves Lives: Take a Stand & Tell Medicare to Cover the Scan!

    As a smoker in his mid-50s, my dad would have been considered “high-risk” for lung cancer and recommended for a low-dose CT screening; he would have been the ideal candidate.  Unfortunately, like most patients, my dad was diagnosed too late, his lung cancer already stage IV.

E-Cigarettes: Some Regulation Required

E-Cigarettes: Some Regulation Required

  Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, seem to be on everybody's lips these days.  Or at least, talk of them is.  Invented in the 1960s, they didn't take off until about a decade ago, and with their exponential increase in popularity lately, the controversies begin to fly.

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards $100,000 Research Grant

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards $100,000 Research Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lung Cancer Initiative Awards 100,000 Research Grant to Dr. Kavitha Yaddanapudi, University of Louisville Raleigh, NC (5/8/2014)— The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC) has announced Dr. Kavitha Yaddanapudi as the 2014 recipient of their Young Investigator

CMS launches public comment period for CT Lung Screening

CMS launches public comment period for CT Lung Screening

As you all may be aware, the USPSTF officially added low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening to its list of recommended services in 2013 for patients who are at high risk of developing lung cancer.  It was added to the Tier B list of recommended services, which means that under the Affordable Care Act,

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