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Coping With Cancer

Podcast: From the Patient’s Eye View

*May 2022* Upstage Lung Cancer hosts Hildy Grossman and Jordan Rich speak with Jill Feldman, Ivy Elkins and Dann Wonser, EGFR survivors.  Jill Feldman and Ivy Elkins, of the EGFR Resisters advocacy group return to share more about the work of their organization to help patients and their families. They…
Coping With Cancer

Making the Most of Time Between Scans

*By 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 frequently. No matter how often…
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Coping With Cancer

The end of my life was killing me

*April 2022* By Annabelle Gurwitch, Lung Cancer Survivor My Stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis came out of the blue after I went in for a routine coronavirus test in 2020. In my first year of treatment, I made lemons out of lemonade, determined to squeeze every drop of whatever time…
Tess Taft
Coping With Cancer

Talking to Your Children About Cancer

*July 2021*  Written by Tess Taft, MSW, LICSW, and oncology psychotherapist.© “I feel like I’m doing something terrible to my family even though I didn’t ask for this.” “My friends and family don’t get it. They can’t. I finally let them off the hook.” “My teenager wants to know ALL…
September 6, 2021
Ivy Elkins
Coping With Cancer

Still Living With Uncertainty

*May 2021*  from, written by Ivy  Elkins This past February 13th marked one year since having an upper right lobectomy that resulted in me reaching NED (No Evidence of Disease). Fortunately, I am still considered NED and hope that this status will last a long, long time. Oncologist visits…
June 21, 2021