november

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november

by corab on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:13 AM

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Today starts lung cancer awareness month! Most people don't know or care but for us who have been affected it's a very real part of life. I have lost my grandparents, two great aunts and my great uncle to this disease. On December 24 2010 my mom was diagnosed with small cell lung carcinoma. I'm tired of the stigma of this disease and I really think people should be educated. Hope everyone has a good day and remember to think Pearl! Cora

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by thebyrdsfriend on Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:51 PM

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Hi Cora, Thank-you for posting, it's been on my mind all week, and I woke up this morning knowing I needed to compose something to post here.  I lost my dad to small cell lung cancer, my uncle, and my aunt.  Now I was diagnosed with stage 3a non small cell lung cancer in May of 2010, and thankfully am NED as I speak.

More and more people diagnosed with lung cancer have never been smokers.   My type of cancer (BAC) happens to be a type that is unusual, and affects non smokers.  Reguardless, the stigma of lung cancer needs to stop.  We need more research dollars.  The comercials on tv are true.  More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than, pancreatic, colon, and breast cancer combined.  That's A LOT!!  Just look at the stats that we've all read about the past month on breast cancer and how many are affected.  Now, think about it, add the other cancers to it,  then, you will see just how many do get lung cancer.  If 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, how many will get lung cancer?   How many men? 

Yes, white is the color for lung cancer, and I shall wear Pearls.    Thanks again Cora.       Helen

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by thebyrdsfriend on Wed Nov 02, 2011 05:37 PM

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States among every ethnic group... 1 in every 3 cancer deaths.

Lung cancer will kill:

More people than the next four deadly cancers... combined.
Over three times as many men as prostate cancer.
Nearly twice as many women as breast cancer.
An average of 437 people a day.

Over 60% of new cases are never smokers or former smokers, many of whom quit decades ago.

One in five women and one in twelve men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month : Hope for a Cure

White is the color for lung cancer, and I shall wear pearls!

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by fuglestad on Sat Nov 05, 2011 02:57 PM

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On Nov 01, 2011 12:51 PM thebyrdsfriend wrote:

Hi Cora, Thank-you for posting, it's been on my mind all week, and I woke up this morning knowing I needed to compose something to post here.  I lost my dad to small cell lung cancer, my uncle, and my aunt.  Now I was diagnosed with stage 3a non small cell lung cancer in May of 2010, and thankfully am NED as I speak.

More and more people diagnosed with lung cancer have never been smokers.   My type of cancer (BAC) happens to be a type that is unusual, and affects non smokers.  Reguardless, the stigma of lung cancer needs to stop.  We need more research dollars.  The comercials on tv are true.  More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than, pancreatic, colon, and breast cancer combined.  That's A LOT!!  Just look at the stats that we've all read about the past month on breast cancer and how many are affected.  Now, think about it, add the other cancers to it,  then, you will see just how many do get lung cancer.  If 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer, how many will get lung cancer?   How many men? 

Yes, white is the color for lung cancer, and I shall wear Pearls.    Thanks again Cora.       Helen

Hi Helen,

I had my right lower lobe removed 7 weeks ago and it was stage 2B cancer so far i'M DOING GOOD ALOS IN jUNE rECTAL CANCER REMOVED THEN lUKEMIA CAME WITH THE LAST PREOP FOR MY LUNGS.

GOd HAS BLESSED ME WITH NOT BEING SICK YET. I will go back for the CT scan in march and hopefully I will get good news I also have the kind that is not from smoking.

No after treatment at this time.

Bless your heart hope all goes well for you too.

Darlene

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by thebyrdsfriend on Sat Nov 05, 2011 04:33 PM

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Thankis Darlene.  The only advice I can give you right now is to keep your pain under control (if you have a lot) and to take lots of walks.  I did not keep up with walking, had chemo, and gained 40 lbs through all of this.  I just didn't move enough, and those last 10 pounds I gained made a HUGE difference in how I felt.  I've since lost 10 of those pounds (HURRAY) and do feel better, but now I have to diet for the first time in my life and I don't much care for that.  lol  When my oncologist told me to eat anything I want and to eat eat eat, I didn't stick with healthy stuff, ate all kinds of deserts, and well ,. . . . . heck, I'll lose it here before next summer.  I have my next ct scan at the end of this month, and I feel good.  God Bless you Darlene     I'll keep you in my prayers for your next scan to be boring, and all clear with nothing for them to see.   

Helen

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by fuglestad on Mon Nov 07, 2011 08:32 PM

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Let me know how your scan goes will pary for you .

yes I will walk we go to Texas in Dec. and now the wind is so cold in Mn. I can't walk but i am trying now to eat better too I have a sown fall bread and sugar!!!!

I will pary afor you. Darlene

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by thebyrdsfriend on Mon Nov 07, 2011 09:41 PM

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I know what you mean about the cold and wind in Mn.  I am in Wisconsin.   I'll let you know how the scan goes.  I'm thinking positive and looking forward.  Texas sounds nice, especially getting out of the winter in Mn.  Take care,  Helen

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