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Clinician Spotlight: Dr. Elaine Shum

*December 2023* This month we have the honor of featuring Dr. Elaine Shum, who is Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York.  Dr. Shum participated in the 2021 EGFR Resisters Research Summit and received the Distinguished Young Investigator Research Award for her study Lung Cancer Screening…
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December 27, 2023
lungcancer.net
Coping With Cancer

Sometimes I Feel Frustrated

*October 2023* by Juanita Segura Living with lung cancer is rough. Many look at me and tell me, “Juanita, you look so good,” or “You look so well.” But they don’t know what I’m going through mentally. Yes, we try to stay positive and do positive things, but that’s a chore…
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December 24, 2023
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Clinician Spotlight: Dr. Christine Bestvina

*November 2023* This month, we are honored to feature Dr. Christine Bestvina, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center, specializing in thoracic oncology. Dr. Bestvina has been connected with the EGFR Resisters since she was a fellow at University of Chicago! She participated in the first…
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December 24, 2023
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Coping With Cancer

Scanxiety: Tips from a Survivor and Expert

*September 2023* by Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, LSW, OSW-C, FAOSW, Director, Community Outreach & Cancer Support, Services, Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Eisenhower Medical Center and lung cancer survivor “Scanxiety” is a term that people with cancer use to describe the anxiousness and fear they experience before, during, and after scans…
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December 24, 2023
lungcancer.net
Coping With Cancer

Making the Most of Time Between Scans

*January 2023*  By EGFR Resisters Co-founder Ivy Elkins All of us living with lung cancer, whether diagnosed at an early stage or later stage, have to deal with periodic scans. Those of us with metastatic disease usually have scans every three months, while others with local disease might have them less…
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February 3, 2023
lungcancer.net
Coping With Cancer

Living With Lung Cancer

By Juanita Segura for Lungcancer.net What is it like living with lung cancer? Well for me it can be hell on earth at times. I go to sleep and wake up every day knowing I have lung cancer but have been making the most of it. CT scans every three months, MRIs…
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October 30, 2022
lungcancer.net
Coping With Cancer

Being Courageous Is A Real Choice

By Lalaine Alfaro for Lungcancer.net How can you get ready to do something though being scared to death or most frightened? Despite fear you still have the ability to be useful. There are moments I feel a great deal of fear and anxiety about the situations or choices when living…
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September 25, 2022