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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
CT scan(s) showed nothing remarkable (my version of medical speak) they looked all clear, they only noted that they could see scaring from the last surgery. My day still continues though I have more diagnostic test today and to see the skin doctor just to make sure that skin cancer can't pop-up since I am immune suppressed.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
"I know, I gotta go, I gotta go, and I got one last thing and I said it before, and I want to say it again. Cancer can take away all my physical abilities. It cannot touch my mind, it cannot touch my heart and it cannot touch my soul. And those three things are going to carry on forever."
March 4, 1993, Jim Valvano ESPY Speech
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
I am disappointed that the American Cancer Society for the irresponsible, insensitive statement they made about lung cancer prevention. They just feed the beast with such careless statements like the one they made in reference to lung cancer. The stigma is the beast, it is the ignorance associates smoking with cancer IT IS IRRELEVANT WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON SMOKED NO ONE DESERVES CANCER, NO ONE DESERVES LUNG CANCER SO STOP ASKING, STOP LOOKING FOR A REASON TO BLAME, START EMPATHIZING WITH YOUR FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER, SISTER, FRIEND, COUSIN, TEACHER, PREACHER..... IN SHORT CANCER IS AN EVERYMAN EPIDEMIC IF YOU DON'T THINK SO READ MY STORY OR FOLLOW THE LINKS I HAVE HERE... YOUR IGNORANCE WILL BE ERASED
CNN.com "Bryant Gumbel reveals lung cancer surgery" December 8, 2009
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States, but it's also the most preventable, according to the American Cancer Society. Gumbel said he and his doctor are hoping his treatment is complete.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Thursday, December 03, 2009
The recent developments with his health really worry me. There aren't many of us; by us I mean Lung cancer patients that received a life extending bi-lateral lung transplant. Understand you have to be considered medically terminal to receive this experimental treatment but you have to be healthy enough to recovery from this procedure too.
Leave the family comments, they warm the soul, but be respectful of those of us who are immune suppressed we know you care but care from a distance as it is the cold and flu season.